Last edited by Mmumm; 24-06-2016 at 20:23.
Thanks for that post hun! That all makes sense So sorry to hear you've had such an uncomfortable time though!
I guess I just find it difficult to determine whether the surgery benefits will outweigh the potential risks (I'm very nervous of something going wrong or being worse off) Still like you say, prolapse won't improve on its own, so maybe its better fixing it now, rather than in 10 years when it has got worse?! I will get a referral for a gyno the next time I visit the GP to get another opinion.
I cant recommend the sling surgery enough...it changed my life!!! A prolapse will NEVER get better on its own, it will only get worse. Ask yourself, would you rather get the sling now or wait (a month or even a few years) for it to get worse and have to have a major operation?? The reason i went with the sling op (i was actually unsure and considered not doing it) was because i didnt want to get a whole mesh major surgery later!!
Please get a referral to a specialist!!!
Last edited by Mmumm; 24-06-2016 at 20:24.
I had a anterior and posterior repair first up (same as you). Its only about a 20min operation. Things did improve but got worse again a couple of years later. They do this first as its a smaller surgery with less recovery....a couple of very sore days (very similar to a vaginal birth) and i got constipated from the codine and was very uncomfortable cos of that. About 4/5 weeks until DH and i had sex again, and then it was slower and gentle. About 8 weeks until it was 'back to normal'.
After the sling, a couple of hour operation, i couldnt lift for about 4 weeks, no picking up mop buckets, washing baskets or my kids but they understood, they were 3 and 4yo. DH was very helpful.
It was about a year until i felt normal again (sex, exersice etc). You have to get to know your bladder again, sometimes (very occasionally) still now i can go most of the day without weeing cos i cant feel it. Sometimes i just go without feeling a full on need to. Way better than peeing my pants though...i before surgery i would pee my pants laughing, picking kids up, running, sneezing, coughing and sometimes even walking...jumping was just something i couldnt do.
Now i can jump on the trampoline and i even did a handspring (flip) the other day and nothing.
If there is anything else feel free to ask.
Wow loislane2010! Thanks for sharing & it sounds like you are able to lead a pretty normal life now - that's so great to hear!!
AFM I will probably have to wait a month or two to see a gyno as we don't have health insurance.
Meanwhile I've been doing quite a lot of research online about the surgery options & it seems they will only attempt it if is affecting your daily life. Mine isn't as bad as some - I don't wee myself or experience much pain. It only bothers me after a long day standing or lifting & sometimes after sex.
There are some really scary stories (I know I shouldn't read!) which basically say that there can be permanent damages, worse or new symptoms plus further corrective surgeries too. It makes it such a hard decision! It won't improve on its own, so is it better to live with it for a while, or jump in & start attempting to fix things?!
Also timing is an issue. My baby is almost 10 months old, not walking, but she weighs over 10kg - so wouldn't be practical to be out of action when she is so reliant on me.
Last edited by Mmumm; 24-06-2016 at 20:25.
Im 5 months post birth and have it. Its slightly improved. ..but physio didnt reallt help. I had no tear, good, strong pelvic muscles, but bladder seems to just have fallen down pkus fractured coccyx. I have a permanent lump that can be felt just on inside. I hate it. Was #3 and with 1 and 2 nothing. ..definitely felt it this time around. Im same as u regarding exercise. But still do it and things getting better.
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I think if you get to a year and your still having issues (bladder leakage etc) you should get it looked at. I had it after #1 but it got better and didnt effect my daily life. It wasnt until #2 that it started effecting my daily life. I suffered for nearly 3 years before had it all fixed!!!
FYI both my bubs were big (just under 9lb #1, and just under 10lb #2) so i faily sure the damage was started with #1 but it got way worse with #2.
Last edited by Mmumm; 24-06-2016 at 20:26.
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