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What does this mean: repaired as best I can! What does this mean: repaired as best I can!

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Unread 02-04-2009, 05:58 AM
What does this mean: repaired as best I can!

what does that mean? - "repaired as best I can!"

Maybe I am being sensitive - i feel really low - because of discovering 3 weeks post op that my surgeion hasnt repaired the 'minor' cysyocle just the moderate enterocele and rectocele.
I thought she had done both.

"as best as I can"
doesnt sound hopeful does it !!

the letter ( which wasnt sent to me- ) said that the posterior vaginal wall was "exceedingly scarred"

so may be you cant do much with scarred tissue?
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Unread 02-04-2009, 08:04 AM
What does this mean: repaired as best I can!

JooB, I'd be upset too if I had surgery and only part of my prolapses were fixed! What was the surgical procedure that she did? Is she a specialist in pelvic floor prolapses (a urogynocologist)?

As far as the scar tissue.. I tore extensively on the back posterior wall of my vagina. My 1st doctor (a gyn) did say it posed a bit more difficulty then someone who doesn't have scar tissue there. This is one question I will be addressing with my specialist (new doctor) on my next appointment.
Unread 02-04-2009, 08:23 AM
What does this mean: repaired as best I can!

Thanks princess- I had a real bad day emotionally yesterday when I found out ... at first I thought it had come undone .. but later discovered it hadnt been done at all.

I have had a sphincterotomy 19 years ago. forceps delivery with serious tear and episotomy each time in 89 and 91. Fentions procedure in 2002 ? and A & P repair with hsyterectomy in 2005. so I suppose all that has caused a lot of damage.....

I think Im upset as much that she didnt talk to me about it in th few days after the op- she obviously works on the principle of answering specifically what she has been asked rather than discussing all the relevant info.

She is the third opinion I sought - one of my urologist friends told me the three top names in the country ! she was amongst them --( I consulted one of the others too) My surgeon has written lots of papers and is a Professor in Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist her research interest is Pelvic floor reconstruction.

So I imagine she must have had a good reason for not repairing the cystocele. ( perhaps my feelings will become more generous towards her when I get over the shock !)

I just though 'best as I can' didnt sound too hopeful !!

oh and the surgical procedure is ...difficult to say -- I have asked numerous times she specifically did not use a mesh procedure - as that was one of the things I asked her not to do- I am very confused as each time she just said it was a pelvic floor repair. so I guess she just sewed me up.
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Unread 02-04-2009, 11:04 AM
What does this mean: repaired as best I can!

JooB, I am not sure of her reasons, and hope you get a satisfactory answer. Who wants to go in for additional surgery - nobody! Two doctors have recommended that I have a sacral colpopexy - it's a procedure with a mesh. I won't lie and say I am not a bit scared about 3-4% chance erosion, I am... but I am taking the chance that I'll be in the 95% of success.
Unread 02-04-2009, 12:22 PM
What does this mean: repaired as best I can!

oh ...good luck when is your surgery due?

I looked up my surgeon again she has written in excess of 10 books on the subject of urogyn so she must be ok... perhaps I just need to restore my faith in her.

I found out what it was called Posterior Colporrhaphy.

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