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 the 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 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...

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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 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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