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Anyone have Rectocele surgery only? Anyone have Rectocele surgery only?

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Unread 03-30-2003, 05:37 PM
Anyone have Rectocele surgery only?

Hey Sisters,
I'm 5 weeks post op from severe Adhesion&Endo removal and finally both ovaries (BSO is that what its called?). Anyways, I talk to Dr tomorrow for specialist referral for Rectocele surgery. I'll probably have it done in June. Hopefully this will be the last one!! I think everything is going well abdominaly now so if I fix the other end and get this HRT right I shall be a new woman! LOL Anyone who has had this please give details of what to expect. I hear its alot different recovery.
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Unread 03-30-2003, 06:32 PM
Anyone have Rectocele surgery only?

Hi Cindy-Lou

I'll try to help but I know that my experience was different than yours will be, since I had my rectocele repaired at the same time as my TVH. I do know that I had an episiotomy-type incision that was quite uncomfortable and made sitting almost impossible for the first 2 weeks or so after my surgery. However, this was easily managed with extra-strength tylenol right from the third day post-op.

I was concerned about keeping my bowels loose and made sure of adding just enough fibers to my diet. I also drank lots of water, at room temperature or even warmer. Cold water tended to shock my system. Walking helped, a lot.

Finally, I had continuing lifting and straining restrictions even after I was released to resume most of my regular activities. That was in order to protect the rectocele repairs.

I hope this helps and others who have gone through the rectocele repair on it's own should be around soon to shed even more on the issue.

Sending lots of s your way and wishing you the best of luck.
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Unread 04-01-2003, 11:06 AM
Anyone have Rectocele surgery only?

Hi,
I had a rectocele repair done after my hyst so hopefully I can shed some light on the recovery for you.
Most rectocele surgerys are done thru the vagina so there isn't an abdominal incision to worry about. However you will probably be quiet uncomfortable down there for awhile and like Dany said, sitting will be very hard if not close to impossible for a couple of weeks, I found that by sitting on a few soft pillows helped me a lot, the donut pillow made it worse for me, I think that the pressure from my bottom hanging in the hole in the center was to much for me, I was much more comfortable with a little soft support there. I was concerned about bm's, but found they were easly handled by keeping them very loose for awhile, my doctor even perscribed stool softners to take to help with that.
The episotomy type incision was hard to deal with, but I found that by using a gentle spary of water everytime I used the toilet eased that discomfort a great deal.
I also was put on extended lifting restrictions even past the 6 week mark, actually my doctor said that I should avoid lifting anything more than 20 pounds for the rest of my life if possible, this is because they have to use already weakened tissue to repair the prolapse and any heavy lifting can put undo strain on the area.
I hope this helps you out, if you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
good Luck and take care..
s
Carmel
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Unread 04-01-2003, 01:00 PM
Thanks Dany and Carmel

Believe it or not I went to my Dr yesterday, He refered me to the Uro-Gyn. I called and they had a cancelation this morning so I went. The specialist was a little upset that this was not taken care of during my last surgery or the TAH for that matter because it is quite noticable(grade 3) He took alot of time with ? and exam. Didnt seem like the HMO Dr.s .LOL I'm going to keep going to him because he is a reg. Gyno too! My surgery date is for May19th. School is out that week so Ill only have to miss 2 days then I have the summer off. This will give me plenty of healing time at the Beach!!!
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Unread 04-02-2003, 11:00 AM
Anyone have Rectocele surgery only?

Cindy-Lou, those are wonderful news You were lucky to get in to see both of these doctors so fast!!!

BTW, my rectocele was also a stage 3. However, it wasn't there 6 months before, when I'd consulted my gyn for the recurring problems caused by the pesky fibroid. I'm not saying this is the case, but it is possible that it either wasn't there or as noticible when you had your last two surgeries.

Best of luck to you.
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Unread 04-02-2003, 04:38 PM
Anyone have Rectocele surgery only?

Cindy Lou,
I am a college teacher and my school year ends May 10th. On May 12th I hope to have my rectocele repaired!! I developed it just six weeks after my TAH. I was so upset for my recovery was going so well.

At my last appt, my GYN didn't think it was serious enough for surgery. I see him again on Friday and hope to convince him that it is!~ I'm tired of feeling pressure, being uncomfortable and dealing with constipation!!!

Let's keep in touch sister!

-Crystal
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