I am 6 1/2 weeks post Davinci, total hyst, (ovaries cervix) and with cystocele repair. Having had an appendectomy and ruptured ovary surgery in 1981, the old fashioned way, the pain and recovery from the Davinci has been MUCH easier and MUCH less painful.
After 2 weeks I returned to work part time, few hours daily, desk job with a short commute. Main issue was back ache then, and after sitting I was ready to recline at home.
Weeks 4 and 5 my stamina greatly improved and I think in a way the more I did, the more the stamina increased.
My main problem is, after my 6 week check up I've had much more discharge. I had a tiny bit during week 5 after one of the stitches came/dissolved out. (normal per the doctor).
But since the exam Monday, I've had to wear mini pads and it has been pinkish. My doctor said I have one area (1 cm) that is not fully healed internally which she could see during the exam. Since the exam I have had much more discomfort and am probably going to contact the office today. She also has me using estrace cream to reduce the inflammation and help the healing.
Has anyone else encountered this issue after the 6 week exam?
I just had my 6 week check up and I too still have a pink discharge. I also had the DaVinci. The doctor told me it was due to some granulated scar tissue. He actually used a few silver nitrate sticks to coat the area. Now I have a silvery pink discharge. He said it should go away soon.
Prior to my 6 week check up, I had no discharge whatsoever. I was elated. Then in week 8, it began. The discharge was pinkish. I was enough for me to go through 2 boxes of pantiliners. It has come almost to a smear that is grayish. I am not pleased by the smell of it but am told that is expected as the stitches dissolve. At first there was no smell. I have read other commentaries from Sisters who apparently gone through the same thing. I think I am nearing the end. I am moving toward week 10. I had TAH so perhaps mine is heavier/longer due to having more stitches to dissolve. Please write back to let me know how things turn out. I will keep you posted as well.