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Unread 01-08-2010, 01:36 PM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

I should also mention that because I had another surgery (4 weeks ago) and it was open - my uro-gyn was in the OR as well as my colorectal surgeon, mesh looked great - no erosion at all. Like Mercyme.. I did have issues with painful sex - I just posted about it on the tread that is current about painful sex.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 08:07 AM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

I had a DaVinci sacrocolpopexy/partial hysterectomy (kept ovaries) with prolene mesh two weeks ago. I had uterine prolapse and cystocele. The surgery went well and only took 2 hours. The first week was a little difficult. They only kept me one night and I really feel like another night in the hospital would have been better. If you have the option of staying 2 nights, I'd recommend it. My home is 45 minutes from the hospital and the ride home wasn't pleasant. The only real pain I felt was from the gas pains. No one really prepared me for that. I slept sitting up for the first week. I only took pain pills (Percocet) for 4 days and now only take Advil when I need it. Feeling much better now except I'm still having pain/pressure in lower pelvic/bladder area along with difficult urination and I feel like I'm not completely voiding when I urinate. I was told not to lift anything more than 5 lbs for 8 weeks but wasn't told not to bend. I was told to take short walks but to rest a lot. My doctor gave me Estrace and Metrogel (vaginal cream and gel) to use on alternating nights to prevent infection of the mesh. I'm to use these at least until I see her at 4 weeks. My belly is only slightly swollen now but was pretty huge for me after surgery so I would definitely recommend wearing loose sweatpants and a loose top home from the hospital. (I couldn't wear my bra because the tightness aggravated the gas pains.)

Good luck to you and I hope everything goes smoothly for you.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 08:08 AM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

I am scheduled to have this done 1/25. I will keep you posted.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 08:59 AM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

On January 25 I had a Da Vinci sacrocolpopexy supracervical hyst keeping my ovaries and a rectocele repair. I thought I was going to have a graft to support the posterior repair but somehow that procedure was not on the surgery order. I will find out why at my post op appointment on 2/9.

Since I do not want to jeopardize the success of my procedure I have no intention of "getting back to normal" too quickly. My sister was with me for a few days and now just my husband. And when I sit or stand too long and begin to feel tugging at the incision points I lay down. I use lots of pillows to support my tummy when I am on my side and think the supportive undergarments might have been a good idea.

I was in the hospital less than a day. I was urinating before I left the hospital and did experience the swollen belly (still have it.) My whole purpose in eating the first few days was to create a bowel movement. So far I have had one every day except yesterday. My husband says it is because I am not eating enough to produce one. I would say my recovery progress has been two steps forward one step back.

I do think it is important to find others with similar procedures, which I have found difficult. I somehow have trouble keeping track of these forums so if you have questions for me and my experience try to find me
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Unread 02-03-2010, 10:19 AM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

Keep up the good work on taking it easy. That is the key thing, not to over do it. With only 1 week post-op laying on your side is expected to be painful that is normal. I am 8 weeks and still have trouble with laying on my right side some nights. I still have some pulling and heaviness. I find that I am fine with regular house work as long as I only do one thing a day. Errands and running around is fine. The dr said that it will take as long as 3 months for everything to heal and it cannot be rushed. I am still take stool softeners and citrucil and will probably do that from now on to ensure that my bm are regular and non-stressful. Keep up the good work.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 12:03 PM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

thanks for the encouragement and being a few paces ahead of me. I guess I thought that my progress should be faster based on how much better I felt after 2 days. At that point I quit almost all pain meds and seemed to have all plumbing on schedule. Well, I restarted pain meds after a sleepless night at day 5...more major discomfort than pain meds...as needed and I am still trying to keep regular. Like you said, "process management" will be a permanent priority. So, you are 8 weeks. Are you still a bit swollen? and have you started or when did you start walking. I just watched the Duke on line sacrocolpopexy and they mentioned that as follow up to the surgery.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 01:53 PM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

I am not swollen, for me that died down at about 5-6 weeks. I am a major aerobic junkie and was hoping to back to my class at 8 weeks, but a follow-up dr visit at 8 weeks squished that dream until the 3 month mark. I didn't walk or anything since it is winter here in WI and today at 25 is a major heat wave and I don't belong to a health club or anyplace other then outside that I could walk. DH just bought a used treadmill and so I just started walking seriously this week.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 02:09 PM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

Can anyone tell me if this procedure fixes the anterior prolapse. I have a TVT sling and the anterior portion of the surgery did not hold. It was done with my own ligaments. I have reprolapsed some.. I am thinking of switching DR.s and he does the Da Vinci. So I guess my question is is the procedure done with mesh? Thanks,, I hope this makes sense
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Unread 02-03-2010, 06:03 PM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

hi i am scheduled for a supracervical da vinci sacrocolpopexy on feb 15. With the cervix still in place does the vagina still feel the same? I am worried my vagina will be shortened after surgey? Also my doctor says it is an outpatient surgery is that hopeful thinking.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 06:06 PM
Re: sacrocolpopexy Da Vinci surgery scheduled for March

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Originally Posted by mercy5 View Post
hi i am scheduled for a supracervical da vinci sacrocolpopexy on feb 15. With the cervix still in place does the vagina still feel the same? I am worried my vagina will be shortened after surgey? Also my doctor says it is an outpatient surgery is that hopeful thinking.
This is my 5 th surgery for prolapse i am worried too about damage to my bowels or bladder.
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