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Unread 03-11-2008, 12:26 PM
recovery time?

I have a question. What is the recovery like having hyst. plus rectocele repair, mesh urethral sling put in, and he is tightening/repairing vaginal walls and repairing a thin easy tearing perineum? (sorry I dont know all the terminology) Most everyone I have talked to only had hyst without all the other. I would like to know if it is worth it and if it makes recovery time longer?
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Unread 03-11-2008, 05:02 PM
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I had the recotcele and perineal repair 4 months after my hyst. Sure do wish I could have done it all together. The repair made the hyst look like a cake walk but I am really glad I did it. It took me many months and PT to get the scar tissue to a point I was comfortable again.

I would say it will make the recovery a bit longer but if you need it much better to do it all at once. In addition, the repair will add strength to your pelvic floor and help hold the repairs.
Unread 03-11-2008, 05:57 PM
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I didn't have a hyst but the repair is consider major reconstruction.
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Unread 03-14-2008, 09:22 AM
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Thanks. Is all the repair worth it all to end up having so much scar tissue? Are you able to have sex comfortably? My problems are not severe to me so is it worthwile to go through the reconstruction?
Unread 03-14-2008, 10:50 AM
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That was the way I felt too. I didn't even want to go be diagnosed by the doctor I was so mortified at time of realization. Since a doctor prescribed Amitiza for me I could have regular bowel movements without much effort. Over time it got old having to rely on the medication, being stuck close to the stool with the meds started to kick in and also with time the rectocele got worse. Its a quality of life thing that only YOU can decide. I had the repair, I've had sex one time and had no pain. I had to go back and get a revision so I am not out of the woods yet but I am hopeful. I just want to live my life without having to think about pooping all the time.
Once again, the decision is yours alone to make.
Unread 03-15-2008, 07:59 PM
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I would have to say from my experience I might have regretted it if my symptoms had been minor and I could live with them. I could not and that helped during the long months when things were tough. It really is a decision only you can make. I have read about many women who did not have such a rough recovery, too.

I know it is really hard to know what to do. I hope you figure out what works for you!!!
Unread 03-26-2008, 12:30 PM
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Well, I'm home from the hospital and had it all done! You were right! The rectocele, urethral sling, and posterior repairs made the actual hysterectomy part look like a cakewalk! I'm glad it is done and it is getting better. Everything is still not back to normal of course, but I'm hoping things will be better in a few more weeks. Thanks for your help! Atleast I knew what to expect.
Unread 03-27-2008, 11:41 PM
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Princess Lea,
I've been thinking about you!
I go in two weeks for probably similar things...Please give advise!!!
Thanks much,
Sending hugs,
Unread 03-28-2008, 12:42 PM
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Hi. I haven't had a hyst but I did have perineal repair along with my rectocele repair and the recovery was NOTHING for me. I'm 3 weeks out now and feel totally normal. I only needed Motrin for 3 days post-op.
Unread 03-28-2008, 01:49 PM
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To me, so far the recovery is much like having a pretty rough labor and delivery of a child with an episiotomy. I realize this does not help if you have not had children though. I was very bruised down there...literally black. I am finally a week later having no problems with the bowel movements, but the bladder thing so far is horrible. I am actually now having more problems than I was. I had the surgery for stress incontinence and now I'm just losing control of my bladder for no apparent reason. It happens when I am about to go though. Sometimes I wonder if the bladder, urethra, all of that just gets traumatized and maybe it will just take time to heal? Dunno? So, good luck Samantha, and hugs back your way. I will keep posting as I recover more.

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