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Unread 09-11-2011, 06:08 PM
Uterine prolapse

Hello. I'm 33 years old I have two fantastic boys. I am scheduled to have a hysterectomy on Oct 19th. I have never had surgery and I'm nervous for that but also I'm scared about regretting it after and having that "what if" moment down the road. It is not life threatening but I do get radom bouts of extreme pain as well mine is stage 3 so my uterus is protruding which isn't comfortable, my bladder leaks and will be repaired as well the vaginal wall is caving in.
I know I don't want more children and I'm blessed for what I have so why am I so this normal?
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:49 PM
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I think it is totally normal. We have two children through adoption so I feel like I am ready to get this done but I am also terrified at the same time. I am scheduled for Sept. 19th. I keep getting these negative/awful thoughts and I have to just try to stop them and think positive and picture myself on the other side in recovery mode. I will be so glad to be done with the terrible periods! Best wishes to you!
Unread 09-11-2011, 08:08 PM
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You are so young, and this is a life altering decision. A hysterectomy is enough without having prolapse issues also. Of course it's normal to be scared. We all were! Just so you know, this waiting is the hardest part.

I had a grade 4 total prolapse, so I decided to do a total hysterectomy and all the repairs. I have never regreted my decision-well, maybe the first day after surgery!

Just know that with all the repairs, it is a longer recovery. Mine was 12 weeks with NO lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling-nothing allowed but walking. It takes your body 12 weeks to heal to 80%. This is why I had such a strict recovery period, and I was more than willing to make sure these repairs last.

We all fear the unknown. I have had previous surgeries, and was still scared witless. Everything went well, and I am certainly happy with my decision. Just remember, all the sisters are here for you. Read the pre-op checkpoints-so much great information there to help you. Best wishes, and keep us posted!
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:21 PM
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Actually, without any major complications, we are about 40% healed at six weeks, 80% at six months and it takes a full year for us to get back to 100%.
Unread 09-11-2011, 08:57 PM
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I didn't expect to feel so supported already. It is so nice to have people that have been through or are going through the same thing! I thought my terrified, panic and awful thoughts weren't common. It is very scary and I'm glad to hear the positive feedback for afterwards it's nice to hear!!
Unread 09-11-2011, 09:04 PM
Uterine prolapse

Thank you so much for all your info it helps alot. I didnt realize 12 weeks for all the repairs. I'm nervous because my kids are so small my little one is 14 months and needs me alot. Now ar least I know and can try to make arrangements. It really helps to hear about your prolapse and how you have no regrets. Thank you!
Unread 09-11-2011, 10:55 PM
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I had my TVH with A&P repair almost 3 weeks ago. The first week of recovery was the hardest, but it's been very smooth since then (knock on wood). My mom was here for the first 2 weeks and that was a MAJOR blessing. My youngest is 15 months old and I don't know how we would have managed without my mom's help. I still can't lift my babe - that is the hardest part - but otherwise, it gets easier every day. I just have to be careful not to stand too long or walk too long since I am prone to swelling "down below" if I do. So, I always take a nap when my baby naps, to offset any time I am on my feet during the day. I can also tell if I do too much since I can feel a "stretchy/pulling" sensation across my tummy (below my belly button where all the ligaments were tightened). I've learned that I can only do 3 loads of laundry a day and I'm satisfied with that. My house is clean enough and I just don't stress about it. My older two are 9 and 6, so it helps that they are so independent. If you can arrange to have help for at least the first 2 weeks, DO IT!!! Best wishes to you! Feel free to ask me any questions. It's soooo normal to be nervous. But, I found that by a week before surgery, I wasn't even worried about it anymore and by surgery day, it was no big deal. Maybe that's just me though... haha!
Unread 09-11-2011, 11:21 PM
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Clairol, I can't imagine being so calm!

A year to fully recover? Omg!

Lorren, best of luck to you. Your prolapse sounds like mine, though I'm older than you are.
Unread 09-12-2011, 05:48 AM
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Hi, I had a Uterine Prolapse as well and I do not regret having the surgery. You really do not have much of a choice as the prolapse will worsen over time making everything else inside worse. It is scary but you will be okay. Take care and keep us posted.

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