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Unread 04-11-2008, 05:54 PM
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I have not connected with anyone that had the same surgery and repairs on the same date. Is there any sisters out there that had a TVH, bladder prolapse repair, bladder sling and A&P repairs on March 5 2008.? Love to hear from you
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Unread 04-11-2008, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by northwest35
I have not connected with anyone that had the same surgery and repairs on the same date. Is there any sisters out there that had a TVH, bladder prolapse repair, bladder sling and A&P repairs on March 5 2008.? Love to hear from you
Well, I'm close. My surgery was on March 10th. My procedures are in my signature line. I'm still pretty much on bedrest. I'm only good for a couple of hours out every few days. So, I'm here posting alot!
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Unread 04-11-2008, 07:28 PM
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I had all the same things on 3/4/08. How are you feeling??
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Unread 04-11-2008, 07:50 PM
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Did you have the anal sphincteroplasty, too??? That's been the roughest for me. Plus trying to get this open wound in the perineum to heal is very difficult. I'm seeing my doctor weekly right now. She removed a few stitches last week, which made me very sore. On Monday I go for a silver nitrate treatment which I'm not looking forward to.

Do you work? If so, how long were you told that it would be expected that you would be out?

The first two weeks were absolute torture. But I'm much better now. The only thing is I can't be on my feet for more than 10 minutes at a time without really feeling the pressure and pain down below and in my abdomen.

How about you?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:15 PM
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Hi gals, thanks for the reply . I think just the hyster would have been a piece of cake. most threads I have read on just TVH say they feel better in about 1 week. It's all the other repairs that seem to bother me and take alot longer to heal. I also had stitches removed due to a popped stitch and blood clots at 2 weeks. This internal exam made me very sore and I was in bed for the rest of the day and could not sit on my bottom comfortably for a few days after. It's still hard for me to sit for long periods of time. I'm 5 weeks and still waiting for the "best thing I ever did" part to come. Hopefully it's not far away for us. Best Wishes
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:29 PM
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I still spend most of my time in bed. It's the only comfortable position for me right now. Sitting up on the couch is painful after a short period of times. It's much harded to get up and down without straining. I've gone and walked around Target once and Walmart once for about an hour each on different days. I was hurting big time by the time I got home. I do get my own meals now, take the kids to school, and pretty much take care of myself. But I haven't cleaned or done any grocery shopping or anything like that. I just don't have the energy or strength. My dr. put out of work for 8-12 weeks. Since I'm still seeing her weekly, I don't think I'll be going back fulltime in the office for a long time. However, she is going to release me to work part-time from home. I was also informed that I will need further surgery to correct some cosmetic issues but she said I have to heel up from this first.

I totally agree that the TVH would have been a breeze. It's the 200+ stitches that I have to repair all the other damage that is hard to deal with. Even harder is the way the wound was left open to heal from the inside out. It's been alot of work to keep it clean and infection free. I have several weeks go before the wound will even close. Going to the bathroom is a real process to keep the area clean and dry. But I must be doing something right.....no infections so far.

Have you had any special instructions for your recovery? How long will you be out of work? How long do they expect your recovery to take?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:58 PM
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Hey Northwest35!

I had my surgery the day before yours - sounds like we had the same things done. I agree, if it was just the hysterectomy, it would have been a piece of cake. I was starting to feel some pressure from the cystocele but didn't even know my uterus was prolapsed until I saw a pelvic floor specialist - both my nurse practitioner and gynocologist thought my uterus was ok! I feel like I turned the corner about a week ago - until then I had tons of pressure/pain in the vaginal area and every time I got in and out of the car it felt like I was ripping something. I still have some discharge - actually was bleeding some until a few days ago. I called the dr's office and was told they would do some silver nitrate if it was still an issue at 6 weeks (which is next week! can you believe it!!) One great thing I noticed today - I did errands and was gone for 2 1/2 hours and didn't have to use the bathroom until I got home and I wasn't bursting at the seams! Usually I would have to make 1 or 2 stops while out. That's progress! Hope you're feeling better soon.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:04 AM
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Hi gals, Sorry for the delay I have had a rough couple of days. With a popped stitch it's more likely to pull open since the stitch is no longer there. the only special intructions I have are to rest , rest , rest. no lifting at all. For the last few days I have had a weird feeling like my bladder is falling out. Its not I looked lol If I'm still feeling this way tommarrow I think I will call doc and ask if this feeling is normal when healing from a sling . Hope you girls are coming along . To Denises; when do you plan to have your last surgery to close everything up? and to Saggin'; the ripping or pulling you feel , is that in the perieum site ? I have also experienced this, I move carefully these days, no sudden movements. Best Wishes
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:50 AM
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Well right now the wound is healing from the inside out. This is the chosen way to let these wounds close because of the high risk of infection just because of the location the wound. It's a very dark, damp, icky area.

The next surgery is strictly cosmetic to make things look more normal. Honestly, I haven't look at it in a couple of weeks 'cause frankly when I saw myself fileted open like a fish I had no desire to really look again. We aren't even going to discuss another surgery until this is completely healed, which is at least a couple of months away.....probably longer.

Today, is another sore day. I'm trying to conserve all energy for this evening. It's my son's 17th birthday and we're going out to dinner. I don't want to ruin his day by complaining and/or having to leave early so I hope that conserving my energy will help.

I hope that everyone has a good day and conitnues good healing.

Blessings,
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Unread 04-13-2008, 12:24 PM
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Hey Northwest35!

Yes, it was the perineum site - but I'm happy to say that seems to be healed up pretty good now. I still get the odd pulling sensation when sitting on the toilet and when I wipe it feels a little sore, too. I have my 6 week checkup tomorrow so will have my list of questions handy. I'm wondering now if some of the soreness isn't related to dryness - I have been in meno for some time and am on hormones but it never seems to help that area. I was using Vagifem right before all this stuff happened, so am going to ask if it's ok to resume using that for the dryness. I've read that some gals' docs prescribe it to help with the healing process. Take care.
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