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Hi there! I am 4.5 weeks post-op after having a cystocele repair with TVT, a conventional rectocele repair, and Gynecare Prolift to strengthen my vaginal wall to support my prolapsed uterus. All was done vaginally. My dr. told me that he would only want to remove the uterus if it was diseased, which it wasn't, so that is still intact. Part of me wishes he had taken it out so I wouldn't have to deal with my period anymore!!!! (I'm 52 and have been peri-menopausal for 10 years!) Anyway, it was a 2.5 hr surgery, and I was in the hospital for 31 hours. They were going to keep me another night if I didn't completely empty my bladder, and if my nausea from the anesthesia didn't subside, so I ate lots of saltines, had some beef broth, took my pain pills, and managed to get home. I started working from home at the computer for half days one week post-op, should have worked fewer hours as the bottom tends to get sore. Went back to the office full time after 3 weeks, still sore to sit too long, but not nearly as bad as at first, and only sometimes as bad as before the surgery. Before the surgery I had a lot of back and pelvic pain and pressure, to the point where I just wanted to cry all the time. I am still taking ibuprofen and tylenol on a fairly regular basis, but as I said the pain isn't as bad as beforehand. My only real complaint right now is some rectal pain when I sit for too long, so I try to take many breaks while I work. The nicest thing so far is no more leaking when I sneeze or cough, and normal bowel movements!! I was told no intercourse for 6-8 weeks, so I haven't reached that point yet. He said a vaginal estrogen cream would help relieve any pain that might occur, so we'll see. He also put me on Loestrin 24 for 1 month starting the day after the surgery to help the healing and prevent my period, which was due the next week. I have since had it, and now have just a teeny bit of spotty discharge, not much at all.
I am glad I had the surgery, and I hope all goes well for you.
Barb