After the birth of my children my bladder has never been the same. I cant run, jump, get scared, laugh. I went and got testing dont and they said I may want to get a vaginal sling at the same time I will be having my hysterectomy. Has anyone ever had one, anything I should know?
I had the sling put in place for just the reasons that you are talking about almost 5 years ago. I have not regretted for a minute. I had minor difficulties after my hysterectomy 2 years ago as everything sort of found its new place in my body but by the time I had gone back to work everything was fine and it continues to work excellently. If you are having it done at the same time as your hysterectomy then I think you will be fine and I would encourage it for any woman that is experiencing incontinence issues. I went on to become a high school cheerleading coach after my surgery and never had to worry about showing the squad how to do jumps, kicks or any other move including minor gymnastics as I would have before.
I had permanent sling put in at least 10 years ago. Mine is NOT mesh, but rather skin from a cadaver so it never needs to be tightened. I have never regretted the surgery and have had no leakage since. (Prior to this I had 3 bladder repairs that did not last).