I am 57 and scheduled for this surgery next week, I have been told that the surgery will take 2 hours and I will be in the hospital overnight. I am assuming that I will be back to work in 2 or 3 weeks. Now, I am reading that most of the women that had this procedure had no idea how major it was... Is this true? Has anyone had good results ?
I just had a double surgery Rectocele and Hysterectomy at the same time.
Expect to be in the hospital at least 3 to 6 days.
And don't be fooled into thinking it won't take 6 to 8 weeks to recover, cause it will.!! you will start to feel great & like you can do anything,
but don't, or you'll be bed ridden, I know from experience!
Don't be alarmed, when you realize that horrific smell is coming from you,
expect to have discharge for 2 to 3 weeks, its blood & bodily fluid from surgery. Also right after surgery you can expect to have a lot of gas, from surgery, that's where most of my pain & discomfort came from.
The worst part is trying to take a poop, im not sugar coating the facts,
you will be crying with every poop for at least 2 weeks, you have to have a high fiber diet and take a stool softener, morning & night,
don't worry if you go several days without a bowl movement, Doctors say that's normal, I would go 3 days without, & 1 with.
Rember no house work, no normal routine, even if you seam up for it, don't.
The Doctors also say no sex for 6 to 8 weeks, this is very important, because your insides are healing & they are moving around finding their new places & they have to reattach in a different way, sex can brake everything apart, & cause more problems.
Good news after about 3 weeks, foreplay is fine, but nothing is to be inserted,
you can still achieve multiple organisms, witn no pain!
I don't know any long term affects, because I'm still recovering my self, but if I can pass along my experience, maby it will help someone, wish I had someone to warn me of what to expect.
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