was your surgery successful, i will be undergoing this is 2 weeks and I am having second thoughts. Any info would be great
I am also going to be having recotcele surgery, at least I am pretty sure, I get the final word next Wed. Hoping the recovery isn't as bad as everyone says it is.
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.
I am scheduled to have a vaginal hysterectomy for cystocele and rectocele. However, everything I've read says they've gained 20/30 pounds as a result do the surgery. Did you?