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Unread 08-02-2003, 09:49 PM
when to start exercising after cystocele/rectocele repair

After my TVH I went back to gym classes with yoga, tai chi and pilates at 6 weeks without much problem. Now 6 weeks after my cystocele/rectocele repair I've been cleared to exercise again but I am more apprehensive this time around. My TVH was in Nov. and my repair in June. I've been going for daily walks so I don't think I am in that bad a condition but I don't want to overdo it. Am I being overly cautious?
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Unread 08-03-2003, 12:39 AM
when to start exercising after cystocele/rectocele repair

I am sorry I have no answer for you on that one, but I know that someone will have some advise for you soon!!!

I was wondering how they repaired your cystocele? I am scheduled for bladder sling and rectocele repair the 15th and want to know what to expect since you had it done after your hyst.

Please take it easy and I will pray that it will be smooth sailing from now on!!

HUGS!!
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Unread 08-03-2003, 11:18 AM
when to start exercising after cystocele/rectocele repair

Hi Berg

I had a Rectocele repaired at the same time as my TVH. I remember that, after my surgery, I still had lifting and straining restrictions, even after I was cleared to resume most of my normal activities. My OB/GYN explained that this was in order to avoid damaging the repairs.

Furthermore, I have seen it quoted that the lifting and straining restrictions, after repairs of a prolapse, were permanent. I'm 2 1/2 years post-op and I still try and avoid lifting more than 30-40 lbs (which means saying "NO" to my now 7 yo daughter, when she wants to be carried.... fortunately, that's kind of rare now).

All of this doesn't mean that it's too early to resume an exercise program, however, if you don't feel ready to do, simply don't. When you do feel ready to resume, be sure to ease into it and to avoid lifting and straining. Guess this means that aerobics would be ok but weight lifting wouldn't

Sending lots of s your way and wishing you the best of luck.
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Unread 08-03-2003, 04:24 PM
when to start exercising after cystocele/rectocele repair

Hi pam01

Basically I got the same as you will be getting - a bladder sling and rectocele repair. Prep was the same as prior to the TVH, oral fleet enema and light diet the day before and nothing after midnight the day before. I had a spinal with no sedation. It took approximately 2 hours. Pain was minimal for me and I simply took naproxene suppositories as I did for the hysterectomy. The discomfort was similar to an episiotomy and not like a TVH. Had a liquid diet the day of the surgery and light diet after that. Could have left the day after but after the foley catheter was taken out I could not pee. Stayed in the hospital for 5 days waiting to pee. Started self catheterization after foley was taken out and went home. Took 2 weeks to pee normally. Had to measure normal output and then self cathetered every 2-3 hours. Self catheterization was not as bad as I thought it would be but I'm glad it's all over.

I'm now 6 weeks post op and doing fine except I'd like to go back to exercise class. I don't go back to work till Sept. If you'd like any more information I'd be glad to share what I went through. I'm going to continue walking and start exercising slowly at home before venturing back to class.
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Unread 08-05-2003, 08:24 AM
cYSTOCYLE & RECTOCYLE??

Please explain cystocyle & rectocyle. Is the cystocyle the "birch" procedure? I am new with this and "looking forward"(!!) to the birch procedure down the road. Trying to find information on these bladder problems.

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Unread 08-05-2003, 10:11 AM
when to start exercising after cystocele/rectocele repair

Cystocele = Prolapse of the bladder, also sometimes referred to as "bladder drop"

Rectocele = Prolapse of the rectum into the vagina.

The birch and bladder sling are just a few of the procedures that are sometimes used to re-suspend the bladder to it's right position.
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