Post-Op Recovery Week 5 - Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair Jan 18, 2021

As I write this I am at the tail end of week 5 post-op. Tomorrow will be the 6 week mark but technically 6 weeks will end on Monday the 25th.

My prolapse symptoms are gone but I am struggling with how weak I feel. I recently reviewed my DUTCH test results and it showed that my estrogen is in the...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 4 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery core confidence program pelvic floor pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Jan 06, 2021

Week 4 was definitely easier than week 3. I was less stressed and stopped over-analyzing every little sensation. My good friend and pelvic floor physio Julia reminded me that sensations are good - they are a sign that the body is adapting and healing.

Exercise
I continue to be very intentional...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 3 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery post-op recovery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 29, 2020

This week has been the hardest. This week I have been obsessing about every little sensation and wondering if everything is ok?

  • Did I break it?
  • What was that?
  • Is it my bladder?
  • Have I done the right thing?

That is balanced out by me showing gratitude to my body and feeling like everything will...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 2 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery core confidence rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 29, 2020

All in all recovery from prolapse surgery has been easier than I had anticipated. Sensations vary from day to day which means my emotions and anxiety does too! Here is a recap of my second-week post-op.

Pain and Discomfort
I was off pain meds at the start of my second week and I no longer had...

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Post-Op Recovery The first few days - Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair pelvic floor rehab pelvic surgery post-op recovery prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 15, 2020

A week ago I had prolapse surgery to repair my rectocele. You can ready about my decision to have surgery here .

Here is an account of my first 7 days post-op.

Day of Surgery
I had my surgery at about 1 pm on Monday, Dec 7th and was home by 4:30 pm.  I was sent home with a catheter...

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Preparing For A Rectocele Repair – Prolapse Surgery pelvic organ prolapse prehab prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery surgeon Dec 01, 2020

My decision to have rectocele repair surgery was a BIG one and a lot of thought and research and care provider consults contributed to it.  I feel a missing element of prolapse surgery is pre-hab and re-hab guidance.  I hope to help change that with the aim of preventing surgery for...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Exercises & Treatments exercises for incontinence kegel exercises kegel mojo pelvic floor physical therapy pelvic floor physiotherapy pelvic organ prolapse vagina coach Nov 30, 2020

Let me just start by saying...my number one treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction is pelvic physical therapy. It is my answer to anyone who asks “What should someone do if they experience pelvic floor discomfort?" or  "What kind of treatments are there for pelvic floor...

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My Decision To Have Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? health conditions kegels can help treat pelvic organ prolapse pelvic surgery prolapse surgery rectocele repair women's pelvic health Nov 17, 2020

This post is about my decision to have surgery for my prolapse, a rectocele, that I have lived with for over 8 years now.  Surgery is something I have been debating for 4 years and I did not come to this decision lightly but I know it is the right choice for me. 

16 years ago I gave...

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Effective Kegel Exercises for Incontinence | The Vagina Coach buff muff exercises for incontinence incontinence kegels pelvic floor pelvic floor exercises stress urinary incontinence urge incontinence Sep 10, 2020

Have you been told to do kegel exercises to help with your incontinence?  Urinary incontinence in women is very common and kegel exercises are often the initial prescription but Kegel exercises are a bit of an elusive exercise that people know they should do but are never sure if they are...

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