Post-Op Recovery Week 7 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery Check In With My Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist pelvic organ prolapse prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Feb 01, 2021
MY LIFT WAS BETTER!!
 
I saw my pelvic floor physio today and was so happy with what she said!
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Before my rectocele surgery I struggled with the lift part of a Kegel and my goal for first appointment after surgery was for my physio to tell me that my lift improved...and it did!!
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Post-Op Recovery Week 6 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele repair rectocele surgery Jan 25, 2021
It has been 6 full weeks since my rectocele surgery and I feel really good!
 
Late in my 5th week and for most of the 6th week I was wearing a pelvic floor support garment by Braceability that helped a lot when I was out for my walks and when I was standing for longer periods.
 
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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...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 4 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? core confidence program 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...

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Riding The Rollercoaster of Emotions – The Days Before Prolapse Surgery anxiety emotional roller coaster isolation menstruation pandemic pelvic organ prolapse period prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery uterus Dec 06, 2020

I made the decision to have prolapse surgery in late October.  I announced it early November with a bit of apprehension…. But I felt so much love and support from my community.

I let the shame of deciding to have surgery go while at the same time witnessing that others feel that same...

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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 though 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 some...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Exercises & Treatments | Vagina Coach are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? exercises for incontinence health conditions kegels can help treat kegel exercises kegel mojo kegels exercise 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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What you need to know about Pelvic Organ Prolapse 28 day buff muff challenge childbirth hypopressive method neutral pelvis pelvic floor physiotherapist pelvic organ prolapse pregnancy Dec 22, 2019

When you give birth you are expecting a baby to come out, and then the placenta. Not many moms are expecting their bladder or uterus to come out (pelvic organ prolapse) – most don’t even know this is possible.

Pregnancy and childbirth are risk factors for a condition known as pelvic...

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