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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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...

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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 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...

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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 1pm on Monday Dec 7th and was home by 4:30pm.  I was sent home with a...

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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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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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