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Unread 04-03-2004, 03:01 AM
rectocele repair

It seems a long time since I posted anything here, over a year since my hysterectomy. I have just been told I need a rectocele repair. Could someone give me some idea of the recovery time involved , is it as long as it was after the hyst?
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Unread 04-03-2004, 01:30 PM
rectocele repair

hi ((((amandarose)))) and welcome back... so sorry you're back because you've been having problems

I had a stage 3 rectocele repaired at the same time as my TVH, so don't know if the recovery is as long as for the hyst. However, I can tell you that most of the pain I had, in the early days post-op, was from the repairs and that it was easily managed with Extra-strength tylenol, right from day 3 post-op.

I can also tell you that the discomfort only lasted for a little over 2 weeks, however, the lifting and straining restrictions were extended past the 6 weeks mark, when I was released to resume most of my normal activities. And the extended restrictions were to protect the repairs.

Best of luck with your upcoming surgery and be assured that we'll be with you every step of the way
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