new here - will be having total hyst due to uterine prolapse
Hi, I am Cathy Lynn, mom of 3, (age 7 1/2, 6, & 2), and I will be 40 in August. I knew I had a slight prolapse after my 6 yr old was born but it was never discussed with dr until I was pregnant with #3 and I was worried it might cause problems with pg. He advised that it was only slight and wouldn't cause any complications but might be worse after delivery. He wasn't kidding! It is now severe. The last time I saw the dr was about a yr ago and he told me it was bad then, but didn't tell me the stage or really anything else other than I will need surgery. I am not questioning that at all.
I just really wanted to introduce myself as I am finally going to be going back to the dr and getting things started. At my last visit he told me to come back when I was done nursing one month, well I finally have stopped nursing a month ago.
I am curious to hear from him what stage I am at. From what I have read on several sites I am atleast a stage 2 or possibly 3. A year ago my uterus was coming out slightly (getting worse throughout the day) but going back in when I layed down. Now, it is out constantly. It never goes back in. I have tremendous pelvic pain and at times cannot walk. I am hoping to wait until the summer is over to have the surgery even though I am in constant pain.
If anyone else has/had stage 2 or worse I would love to hear about any way to reduce the pain, recovery after vaginal procedure, or anything else you want to share.
If I got any terms wrong or said anything that didn't make sense I apologize. I should know better terms after I go back to the dr.
Thanks for listening. I have really started getting depressed about the whole prolapse thing and am really looking for others who have experienced this. It is so hard to feel normal when you basically no longer have a vagina.