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.