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 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 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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