Yes, in general women do not share info with their husbands beyond that they have pain, there is so much stigma attached to symptoms POP. The more we spread the word, the more comfortable everyone will be with talking about it, even the "yikes" stuff.
I sure appreciate the positive feedback but the most important thing here is you found info you needed to help you through the process and get your questions answered. If every woman who learns she has POP finds the answers she needs and then pays it forward by telling other women, soon the grassroots movement will snowball and women around the world will become aware of pelvic organ prolapse-a health condition that has been on medical record since Egyptian times yet sadly still remains in the closet because the media won't touch a subject with such "yikes" symptoms. It's women like you that spread the word that help me help other women and for that I'll always be greatful. We are a huge club,women helping women.
This is wonderful! I hope you make a web page so other women may contact you if they have questions. I think you could help many women. God bless.
I'll send you a PM (private message). Yes, the more all of us spread the word, the more women are helped!
I hope more women find the MedHelp page as well as Sherrie Palm's web site. I really like my urogynecologist and fell she has done a great job. But the hands on info that Sherrie provides especially as it relates to the before/after surgery is awesome. My anxiety about the "what and how' of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) was calmed once I read her book. I felt she was talking directly to me and walking me through I what I needed to know about POP.
Since my surgery, I have found quite a few women that have had this procedure. I find they were not only "embarassed" about their situation, but that they did not know the various procedures they had were all related to POP. I, too, found that to be true. I never related baldder prolapse or vaginal proplapse to POP. I certainly never heard of rectal prolapse or intestinal proplapse. So I think the more we (women/men) spread the word about POP the more "common" it will become known. I include men because it affects them too when their wife or significant other has this problem. I was taken aback when one of the women on the Dr. Oz show said, "to this day, I don't think my husband knew about it."
It is so refreshing to hear a success surgery, I have read nothing but horrific experiences about prolapse surgeries that my mind is confused as to whether to go ahead and have cystocele and rectocele repair or whether to wait and see certainly your own experience is inspiring. We need more prolapse awareness and this is what is lacking, even GP's do not discuss with women folk until something gives and not many people know of websites such as the Med Help I found it by searching and more searching on Prolapse.
Yes we are trying hard to open the closet door on POP health, so common, so few women know about it. As we all pass our individual stories on to other women our grassroots movement to establish recongnition of pelvic organ prolapse issues will shift. There are many of us who have had success with our treatments, we all need to spread the word!
Many thanks to all of the women I've been privileged to know who have done just that!
I am having problems and all the post seem to be very positive, I have had a UTI almost constantly since I had surgery in June of 2010, Sharp pain with urination not the same type with regular UTI and with a camera the doctor saw a very inflamed area on my bladder, since I have changed urologist we are having to investigate everything that happened during the surgery. I have had all medical records transferred to the new urologist and now he's wanting to speak with the gynocologist who did his part since his records were a little sketchy. If you have other women with the same or some ofthe same problems would love to hear if they got resolution or have had to have surgery again.
Thank you, Sharon
The fact that a sketchy gynecologist did your repair increases my suspicions that something was not properly repaired during your procedures. I sent a link over for locating a urogyn, please try to go in this direction instead of urologist or other type of physician-they are them most familiar with pelvic floor anatomy and will be the most likely to be able to address the complications no matter what they may be.
I'm hopeful you can get an appt quickly, let them know when you figure out who you want to see the degree of distress your body is in; it is important that they recognize that you need an appt quickly. If you choolse to go ahead with the urologist, ask if it is possible to consult with a urogyn so if there are any other POP issues going on, they can be addressed at the same time as the repair is done on this complication. (Women often have more than one type of POP.)
Good luck with this new forum. Your work is paying off.
Sent you email about all my problems back in March and now here it is the end of June and still not exactly sure why the inside of my bladder has inflammation in spots, had biopsy to make sure no cancer and none. Now I'm going to have 6 sessions once a week of a coating put on the inside of the bladder hoping to stop the inflammation. I saw my doctor yesterday and if this doesn't work the next alternative may be surgery, he's still not sure if maybe the sling inside of me may be rubbing against the outside of my bladder. He and I both hope thats not so, because if I have surgery he's already told me it is quite an involved procedure. If other women have had these problems after surgery would love to hear from them. I'm getting a little tired of pain from inflammation and if I go off antibiotics for 5 to 10 days end up with UTI and more pain from inflammation.
Thanks hon! Things shift forward a little more each day!