The stiffness will go away! I had mine about the same time as you! Dr said it would help massaging the are with a little KY jelly a few times a day-------gently!!
Yes, the epi we had with kids is much different. With the epi, they don't take any extra tissue, they don't cut up as far or as deep. They just sew us up! Of couirse it does vary depending on the extent of the repairs needed.
My psoterior repair was extensive so I had the stitches almost all the way up to where the cervix used to be. I had a lot of prolapse and a lot of rectocele. The bigger the bulge, the more tissue they need to take.
They actually do more cutting on the back wall of the vagina then they do the perenium, for a rectocele repair.
If you would like to see how it looks when it is repaired go to
and click on the pictures he has of different procedures. You will see pictures of both the anterior and posterior repair. WARNING_VERY graphic! Not for the faint of heart!
Let me know how it goes. Massage helped the stiffness for me the most!
Love and hugs...write me sometime!