I am not too sure how this forum works. I had Surgery for a grade 3 POP two weeks ago. I am better, but still not great. The only restrictions I was given was not to lift over 10 pounds and I sure have not done that. I have had lots of bowel problems. I am trying to walk. Just wondering if anyone has some advice. I go back to work in another week and a half. I don't know how I will do it.
I had a sacrocolpopexy and a complete hysterectomy and it was with the davinci robotic surgical technique. Abdominal. It has now been almost 10 weeks. I have been in touch with my gastroenterologist (I have one because I have celiac) to see if he could help with the bowels. I did have constipation before the surgery and some gas and bloating but after the surgery it has been very painful. I am controlling the constipation with magnesuim at bed time. He wants me to have a CT scan with contrast. My bladder seems to be working about the same as before surgery I have a tiny amount of leakage. I had cystocele, rectocele, and prolapsed uterus so he said he had to remove the uterus in order to do the surgery. I bought some digestive enzymes and actually the last two days have been better. The gas and bloating are better in the morning and as the day progresses it becomes worse. I fell like I have to have a BM in the afternoon and evening, but I can't. I am afraid to strain because I do not want to make the surgery worse or the rectocele to come back. I am hoping that it is just taking my body a long time to recover and that nothing else is wrong. GI Doc. tested my gluten antibodies to make sure I was not eating unknown gluten and they were fine.
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