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Unread 02-09-2005, 05:33 AM
looking for that rectocele

i have a mild cyctocele and rectocele, i have started primpro and yoga along with kelgel's and i feel great! (however i have a mild case). i have been on the meds for almost 1 month and i have noticed a HUGE diference!!! before all's i felt was pressure and pain (sex was out of the question) now it feels so much better! maybe give it a try, my friend is a nurse and she told me to try yoga, wow that works great.... i am trying at all cost to avoid surgery for as long as i can everytime i have surgery something else goes wrong ... good luck and take care
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Unread 02-09-2005, 05:58 AM
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I will remember to order this if I ever have this problem in the hospital. I have no problem with prunes and if I hold my nose I can drink almost anything. Before my colonoscopy I had no trouble drinking that fleet stuff they give you to drink. I held my nose for a entire hour after drinking it just watching TV as if everything was normal. My DH who had already had a colonoscopy prior to me couldn't believe I could do this. So I'm glad to know there is a quick acting remedy that would taste much better than that colonoscopy fleet stuff does. As a matter of fact IMHO prune juice tastes better than M.O.M. But, hey that's just me.
Unread 02-09-2005, 07:02 AM
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That fleets phospho soda was absolutely the nastiest thing I have ever tried to drink! It was like taking a cup of water and pouring a whole cup of salt in it...ugggh
I called the doc and said I can't drink this (it was one of 3 diff things I had to drink) and he told me to just double up on one of the others--thank goodness! I think there ought to be a law!
They can make little pills that are so strong, but you have to drink 3 gallons of stuff to get all the poop out..
I used to tell my patients, "come on, you need to drink more"...Now I know ...yuck!
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Unread 02-09-2005, 08:41 PM
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I know what you mean!!!
My gyn told me to drink 2 fleets phos. laxatives the night before my posterior surgery. I know 1 bottle is 2 doses. I asked him"Don't you mean 1 bottle, that is 2 doses" He said"No, drink 2 bottles". I thought I was going to be sick!!! It is so salty and disgusting. I kept it all down, but I wouldn't ever wish that on my worst enemy!!To top it all off I couldn't drink or eat anything after midnight. He had me do a fleet enema in the morning of my surgery. My surgery was supposed to be at 1:00, but was moved back to 2:00. Boy, did I feel dehydrated and was extremely hungry.
Can't the pharmacy come up with something better tasting than that?

Unread 02-10-2005, 07:09 AM
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The thing is, it is a great laxative because it is the salt that actually makes you go. If you read the enemas, it is basically salt water too.
I had to drink a ton of other stuff too. There is this stuff that we used also in the hospital that is actually a gallon, called GoLytely! Is that a oxymoron or what! I know one GI doc who would just prescribe erythromycin (antibiotic) in high doses, cause it will make you go to the bathroom badly! I know in normal doses for strept throat when I get it, I am in the bathroom the entire time I take it. I wish my GI doc would have done that
Unread 02-10-2005, 10:27 AM
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Egads! Becareful requesting high antibiotics. I had high doses of antibiotics with my hysterectomy because they thought I had mitral valve prolapse at the time. Turns out I don't, I was miss diagnosed. However, about a week after surgery I came down with a bladder infection from the catheter. Another round of antibiotics. The next week I had a bad vaginal yeast infection (I usually never get them) and to add misery to more misery I acquired oral thrush because I was using a daily inhaler for my asthma! Yeah, yeah, I was following the directions - swishing out my mouth with water after using the inhaler and everthing they tell you to do to prevent it. But I guess all the good biotics were killed off from my system and then the yeast just invaded and multiplied like crazy. It was incredible. Needless to say, I avoid antibiotics these days unless I really need them. Whenever a doctor says, "I think we'll give you some antibiotics". I'll say, "Do you really think I need them? Or is this a virus that I can fight of by myself?"

Just hold your nose for a few hours and try to think of something else. You'll be able to swallow all that salty water. Actually the salty water to me wasn't the worst part of that process now really, was it? It was as Marian puts it ... the "There she blows" part that just killed me. I thought I would just lay down and die at any minute.
Unread 02-10-2005, 10:40 AM
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So Peggy, tell us. How are you doing after your surgery these days? Are things going o.k. for you? I hope so.

Sending a hoping you're feeling better.
Unread 02-11-2005, 03:15 PM
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Things went good for the first week or so. I had no pain, just some bleeding from overdoing it. That has stopped now. Now I seem to be spotting urine on my undies. It smells like it too. I see my gyn on Feb.22. I made a appt today to see the urologist Feb. 23rd.I have really no urge to urinate and need to really push to get a flow started. I am not allowed to strain right now though. I may need that suspension done for my stress incontinence. I notice the dribbling more when I stand up or bend over to get something or even to tie my shoes.I have been having lower right sided back pain for several months actually and have never bothered to see what is causing it. It seems worst now and wonder if it is from the cystocele. My gyn did discover I had a small cystocele before surgery, but didn't feel a need to fix it. He said it may or may not get worst. I am afraid it has as I can see it bulging down much further now, since the swelling from the posterior repair is going way down. I looked with a hand mirror.
If it comes time for that urethral suspension I will see if the cystocele can be fixed too. I want everything fixed 100% down there, before returning to work and starting college.
I am feeling good. I took my college placement tests this morning. I am glad it is over with.

Hopefully within a year or so I will be accepted into nursing school and would love to be 100% healthy.

Unread 02-12-2005, 03:35 PM
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I had a Burch Bladder Suspension with my hysterectomy. It was fairly successful. But I still had slight incontinence from time to time afterwards. I have a silver lining of a big black cloud story to tell you though. They have been telling me before and since my surgery to give up caffine and my urinary incontinence would probably improve. I didn't listen until I was diagnosed with acid reflux on December 16, 2004 (The Big Black Cloud part). I call this a date that will live in infamy - because it is the first day I went cold turkey from soda. And I also gave up chocolate. Alright, I snuck one piece of chocolate and two chocolate chip cookies at Xmas. And my mother made peanut butter cookies with little reese cups in it - I had one of those too since then. But no soda at all. I don't drink coffee. And my tea is so weak I doubt it even counts much. I use one tea bag to four cups of water. To make a long story even longer ... I've noticed the last few weeks that I haven't been having those leaking problems I used to have (the silver lining part). So try giving up caffine for awhile and see if it works for you. Oh and another thing I also had to give up citric drinks due to acid reflux (OJ, lemon aide, lime aide, pineapple juice, etc). This is also supposed to aggrivate urinary incontinence. So, I also haven't had any citric juices or drinks since Dec. 16th either. I've also been doing my kegels religiously. So, who knows ... maybe it's a combination of all these things. Anyway, it's something for you to try in the meantime while you are contemplating yet another procedure.

Hang in there.

I'm going to see my Uro-GYN March 2nd to discuss rectocele repair. I'm not sure when I'll have it done. But, I'll let you know how it goes.
Unread 02-12-2005, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I rarely ever drink a pop. It is mostly water or juice since my hyst in May. I don't drink tea or coffee either. I do have a piece of chocolate every once in a great while.
I am just going to go with the flow for a while. I'll see what my gyn says at my next appt. I feel I am healing very good from my surgery. I've been doing more than I am allowed, so hopefully my dr. won't find out and lecture me.I will have to because I am guilty of overdoing it.
I am just seeing the urologist to see what he thinks about my urodynamic results and so he can explain them to me. Nobody really explained the results to me. My gyn just said I need a suspension if I had the enterocele fixed. I opted not to wait for a appt for the urologist. I also opted to go ahead with the surgery when I did and now I wish I would have post poned it. MY dr. thinks I should have waited too. I am too stubborn for my own good sometimes.
I know everything will work out one way or the other and I am slowly getting put all back together again! :snort:


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