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Unread 03-31-2005, 06:25 PM
Could this all be related?

I have been back to work for almost 2 weeks and I have been so tired. I have a hard time sitting myself down here to respond or post much anymore.I miss being here though.
I continue to have the BM issues.The first 4 weeks after my rectocele/ enterocele repair I had very loose stoles, then all of a sudden the constipation hit again. I am still doing bran, metamucil and Miralax everyday. I pretty much have to strain to go and I am never supposed to do that, but pretty much have no choice. I can't seem to empty without pushing really hard.I don't want to mess up my posterior repair.I have used M.O.M. several times with no results, then used a glycerin suppository, which caused bad rectal pain two different times.I will have my appt. at the colon rectal surgeon's in a couple weeks. It can't come fast enough to me. She will be doing lab which includes a EMG and a anal manometry. These test the anal splincher muscles, nerves of the pelvic floor I believe.
I have been experiencing worse symptoms in my pelvic area. I have pain in my pubic bone and it runs over mostly to the left side and down and into my buttocks and rectum.Sometimes it even goes down the top of my leg on the back side. I do have pain on the right side, but not as bad. I have also started experiencing those shocking, stabbing type of pains in my vagina while walking. I had these before my surgery Jan. 25, but seemed to almost go away when off of work. After returning to work and being on my feet I have all of these pains again. My abdoman continues to thump as before and gets bloated feeling, but only on the left side. I am just wondering if all of this stuff could be related? Have any of you had any of these symptoms since your hyst?I also forgot to mention when I sit on the commode and push to try to have a bm I feel a bulging type of sensation on top. Pretty much like it blows up. When does all of this finally go away!!Sometimes I just wonder if my whole pelvic floor is falling apart.I can still say however that I do not regret having the hyst, even with all of the complications I had.

Take care and I miss all of you
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Unread 03-31-2005, 08:59 PM
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(((Peggy)))) I'm so sorry you're having such a hard time All I know is that, once the initial pain of the surgery was over, I didn't have much problems for the rectocele repairs and constipation hasn't been much of an issue ever since my hyst.

Considering your continuing problems, is there any chance that your appointment with the colorectal surgeon can be moved forward? Seems to me that a couple of weeks can be a long time where you're hurting

I am sending lots of s your way. I do hope that get answers soon.
Unread 04-01-2005, 08:40 AM
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I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with returning to work. Is there any way that they can move your appt closer? I think that all of it is related somehow---it can't just be coincidence, IMO. Sending tons of hugs your way and please let us know what happens at the docs.
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Unread 04-01-2005, 06:36 PM
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I called the colon dr. office today. My appt. can't be moved up. My testing is being done by the nurse practioner. From what the lady said it only tests the anal splincher muscles and the nerves. Part of my problem is in my rectum, and possibly something to do with my colon.I will tell the nurse everything and hopefully it will be checked out further. I decided to call my gyn today. I wanted him to know what problems I am having. It just isn't normal to have those pains on top and in the vaginal area when walking. I was told by the receptionist that he was out of the office the rest of the day. She wrote down all of my symptoms, including the constipation, which he doesn't want me to have. (because of the 2 prolapse rerepairs)I know that will get his attention. She took my phone # where he can reach me Monday. I also told her I need to find out where to go to get tests to see what condition my pelvic floor is in. I need some answers. I stay sore all around my bikini incision and above it up close to my naval. It is kind of a stretching feeling.It has been almost 11 months since my hyst and this should no longer be going on.
I want everyone to know I thought I was superwoman during my hyst recovery as I have posted before. I am really afraid I messed things up. So please any newbies, please be careful and follow your post op instructions exactly. You don't want to go through any of this.
I was supposed to had the tvt Monday. I am glad I chose to find answers for all of this first. If I have to be opened again I will have the suspension then.I guess going back to work wasn't the best thing for me, but I really need the $. I had to lift and throw approx. 10 big laundry bags filled with dirty linen into these real high carts yesterday. I don't think it helped my situation any.:cry:
I'll keep you posted on what my GYN has to say Monday.
to all of you
Unread 04-02-2005, 08:08 AM
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(((Peggy)))) I'm so sorry you're having such a hard time Hopefully, your gyn will call back with some info for you and you'll be able to get all of this sorted out.

I'm concerned about how physical your work is: I know how it is, as I used to work in that area also, when I was younger. Is there any way you can get dispensed from lifting and hauling those heavy bags of laundry? Maybe you can just bring them to those carts, and someone else, who'se not at risk of damaging repairs, can lift them and throw them in the bins? I remember that at the palliative care establishment where I worked, it was the responsibility of the men on staff to take care of these.

((((Sweetie)))) one last thing to keep in mind: you are not a superwoman and you deserve the right to give your body a chance to heal properly, so it's ok to ask for "special" treatment
Unread 04-02-2005, 09:48 AM
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I know exactly the laundry and high bins you are talking about...had them at the hospital where I worked too. It was hard for me to do without being ill...I can't imagine how you did that...please don't do that again..ask someone that knows your situation to help you. Heck even dragging those dirty linen bags behind you on the floor can hurt you. We have got to get you well woman. I am really glad you called your GYN and left that message--was really smart to mention the constipation---you are right, that will definately grab his attention. Please keep us updated. I hope that when you get home you take it easy, don't you? That is what I thought
Take care and tons of hugs your way.
Unread 04-03-2005, 07:25 PM
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I am kind of scared to talk to my gyn tomorrow. I don't want him to think I am a chronic complainer.I haven't had the vaginal pain today, but it comes and goes. somedays are worst than others. I don't know exactly what to say to him. He is very nice and caring, but am afraid he may get tired of me. I have been in touch with him alot every since my hyst 11 months ago.
I did notice something today that scares me. I am still having a hard time having a bm. While trying to go I pushed in my vagina, just like pre prolapse repair days. I was able to go much easier. I am afraid maybe I have messed something up or could it still be related to a rectal problem? The repair looks ok, but I am not a specialist. Also urine came out while splinting. I had already urinated and didn't feel as if I needed to go anymore. My left side of my abdoman is rumbling and jerking again as I type. I am so tired of all of this.
Have any of you needed to splint again after having a posterior repair?
Unread 04-03-2005, 08:20 PM
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I wish I had a magic wand that I could wave for you and me and our other sisters that are suffering so long postop and get totally well!!! Then we could have one big party...
Don't be scared to talk to him about it and be very specific on what you found when you splinted, etc. Please let me know how the appt went after you get home from work tomorrow. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that all will be just fine!
Unread 04-04-2005, 03:13 PM
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My gyn called me at work today 2 times, but I was off of the unit at lunch, then picking up the client's snack orders. His assistant called back to see what was going on. I told her some stuff, then she said that my dr. wants me to come in to be evaluated.The earliest I can be seen is next Monday at 12:00, so I have to leave work early then. I had a good day today. The pain hits off and on.
I'll let you know how it goes after I know something.
Unread 04-05-2005, 01:23 PM
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Sounds like your gyn is appropriately concerned. Wished he could have worked you in a bit earlier, though.

I wanted to make sure your doctor has explained to you the difference betweent he terms "colon", "rectum" and "anus". If not, you might ask for a full explanation of what each part is and how they play a part in elimination of stool. You might even ask for a play by play on the muscles in the pelvic floor and how they interact. Also, you might ask for a description of the nervous system of the pelvis.

I guess my docs all sense my overwhelming need to understand what is happening to me and why certain medical options are being presented. I seem to get such great explanations. Maybe its the "what you talkin about?" look they get if they don't explain it fully

Dear, we are all rooting for you. Stop doing that heavy lifting or else!

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