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Unread 03-10-2002, 06:03 AM

Help, I am a huge chicken when it comes to surgery and the whole losing consciousness thing. I'm also worried about the pain factor. I am getting ready to schedule a vaginal hyst with a rectocele repair and possibly a bladder "tack". It all sounds icky and painful but he says it's necessary because everything is "falling out". I have also started into peri-meopause. He plans to take the cervix and leave the ovaries (prior cervical problems anyway). Has anyone had the rectocele repair? What should I expect as far as pain and recovery? Also does anyone have any suggestions for nerves? I haven't even scheduled yet and already I can't sleep.
Thanks for listening and for the great website/support group. The info that I have found so far is great.
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Unread 03-10-2002, 07:04 AM

Hi! First off,

I can totally relate to the scared part! I was terrified of going under. So terrified that on the table in the OR I tensed up all my muscles. Resistance...man, was I sore for a few days, everywhere!

Sorry I cannot help you with the recovery from a rectocele repair, but you can do a search and I bet you will come up with tons of threads just on this subject! I have seen it mentioned a lot.

Good luck with scheduling your surgery. The waiting is the worst part!

Unread 03-10-2002, 07:37 AM

This will be my 3rd, and hopefully final, female surgery this year and I am still scared. I have not slept well since I scheduled this surgery and my brain is in a fog. I keep shopping as a way of dealing with my nervousness, not a very good idea according to DH. LOL Just think positively and tell yourself you will be fine because chances are you will be just fine. It isn't easy, I know. I wish you the best!

TAH/BSO 3/13
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Unread 03-10-2002, 09:32 AM

Thanks for the encouragement ladies. I like the shopping to keep my mind off of it all idea! I might have to tell the dh that it is a tried and true form of fear therapy

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