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Did anyone have surgery for prolapse? Did anyone have surgery for prolapse?

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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Re: Did anyone have surgery for prolapse?

I am almost 2 months post op. I know how it is with waiting,, It's really difficult. just try to stay busy. I had the Da Vinci total hysterectomy for prolaps Uterus and Cystocell and a bladder sling... I am so glad I had it done. The small incisions and I don't feel like I have to go all the time..worry about accidents.. YES!!! I feel like a new women I am 54 today. Good luck with your up coming surgery..... Da Vinci is the greatest invention since sliced bread!!
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Unread 03-01-2012, 10:38 PM
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Thank you Gunna for the reply. I hope you heal quickly!
Unread 03-01-2012, 10:40 PM
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Thanks, Sassy! I can't wait to feel better and I'm glad you're doing well!
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Unread 03-02-2012, 11:10 AM
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Hi all you sisters waiting to become new! I had a grade 4 prolapse, and because of post-menipausal bleeding following breast cancer, we decided to do a total hyst along with all the repairs. I did it in two surgeries (not my best idea!!!), and other than wearing a cath home (very normal) and getting a UTI, I have had no problems. My best advice to you is follow your DR's orders! I had a 12 week recovery period-it takes this long for the body to heal to about 80%. Do nothing that could put pressure on those repairs like bending, stooping, lifting etc. I know it sounds harsh, but it was really not so bad. I had plenty to keep me occupied, but I spent much of that time resting, napping, and quality phone time with friends and family. I am now almost one year out from the first surgery, March 22, and I am a new woman! No cancer was found, my repairs look good, and I do not have a grapefruit sized ball hanging out my VJ! Make sure you all go to the top of this thread and read the "Hints". These come from the experience of many sisters, and I am so thankful I found this site before my surgery. Like doing the bowel prep-moist wipes, baby butt cream used after every BM. Who knew? Also a grabber tool is a must! And if you have a rectocele repaired, a dougnut pillow and a heating pad to sit on. I also found that I can never, ever drink blue Gatorade again!!! Too much during the bowl prep, and I started pooping blue! Got a laugh from that one before I said goodnight on the operating table.

I hope you all have loving support from your families-my husband was a rock star!-because it makes all the difference. Show them this site if they don't understand because you must let yourself heal! This is what will hold those repairs hopefully for the rest of your lives! I wish you all the best, and hope in one year you can post that this was the best thing you could have done, and you would do it again in a heartbeat! Heal well, sisters.
Unread 03-02-2012, 01:34 PM
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Thanks, Kristilou! It's so encouraging to read all the positive posts about how well ladies feel after they heal. I must say I had no idea that if you drink enough blue Gatorade your poop turns! I'm reading everything here I can find, I've made a list of what to have on hand at home and what to bring to the hospital. I feel ready, mostly because of this site. My doctor told me the other day that she really appreciates this web site because it is so positive. She said there are others out there that aren't, so she's happy I'm a member here. Thanks again!
Unread 03-02-2012, 01:56 PM
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Hello everyone I am going in for my Preop visit March 27th scheduled for surgery April 2nd. I am a RN dont know if this is a good thing or I have prolapsed uterus,cystocele and rectocele. So I anticipate being in alot of pain post op am anxious to get it over with. Definitely feeling nervous have been experiencing perimenepausal symptoms for over 10 years now I hope my Hot Flashes dont get much worse. I might just spontaneously combust. I am so glad that I found this site it helps to be able to feel that you are not alone on this journey. It is really hard being the patient instead of the nurse,but I plan to milk it for all I can get. Have a blessed day sisters!
Unread 03-02-2012, 02:23 PM
Re: Did anyone have surgery for prolapse?

Thanks wvsista, best of luck to you!

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