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Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

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Shakey1500 Fri 19-Dec-14 19:48:43

Anyone had one?

I've got a bladder and bowel prolapse and looking at surgery in April. I'm also having the external bits improved and a new perenium (I say new, the existing one is about 3mm wide/long) built by pulling from the top leg muscles. At least I think that's what he said (my head was reeling by this point) Also having a camera inserted into bladder and a biopsy taken confused

Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 17:32:26


Sparklingbrook Sat 20-Dec-14 19:08:38

Hi Shakey I haven't. But could be worth asking here.

Gunpowder Sat 20-Dec-14 19:13:44

No answer but I think this is A GOOD THING. Good luck!

Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 19:16:16

Aww thanks thanks

Sparkling yep, already posted it there. Slow traffic though as (hopefully) folk are on the mend and no longer need it.

I'll keep trying!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Sat 20-Dec-14 19:20:03

Sorry, can't help but hope all goes well for you Shakey.

Your thread is much more interesting than the one you linked from grin

Even if it is making me twitch a bit!

agoodbook Sat 20-Dec-14 19:20:33

There is a really good support group on fb- ( private )
link here

Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 19:25:36

Oh thank you agoodbook would never have found that otherwise sniff

Thanks also twitchy Bewitched smile Yes, I'm crapping it lots (excuse pun), quite shocked actually that the damage is so....extensive. Not to mention I'll be signed off work for at least 3 months, with out pay gulp.

agoodbook Sat 20-Dec-14 19:30:16

There are lots of really nice people on there with loads of experience. You can ask anything and someone will know !

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Sat 20-Dec-14 19:30:44

See you link this from other thread don't have anything helpful to add but wanted to wish you well for April

Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 19:34:49

Thanks all, I'm humbled.

TheSpottedZebra Sat 20-Dec-14 20:53:48

Like PP I came from the other thread, have nothing helpful to add but wanted to wish you well all the same.

And also commend you on your skilled thread bumping/linking technique!

Eastpoint Sat 20-Dec-14 21:00:49

I'd like to bump this up & wish you a speedy recovery.

Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 21:06:24

Thank you (as well as another sly bump wink )

Tbh, I just want to get some advice as to what I can expect recovery wise, though I realise my scenario isn't run of the mill. I know that for 6 weeks I'm to lift nothing heavier than a kettle etc but any practical tips would be useful! As in, what's the best salts to bathe in etc, any wonder meds that will speed recovery etc

agoodbook Sat 20-Dec-14 21:21:24

will bump again grin - its definitely worth joining that group - thats just the sort of thing they discuss

Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 21:39:10

I've sent a request to join agoodbook (pending) thanks again smile

not a bump honest

agoodbook Sat 20-Dec-14 21:45:52

Just don't freak out with all the info when you get there! [grin}

agoodbook Sat 20-Dec-14 21:48:46

{grin] these emoticons !!

agoodbook Sat 20-Dec-14 21:49:00

I give up.....

Eastpoint Sat 20-Dec-14 21:57:19

Let me help you agoodbook


Shakey1500 Sat 20-Dec-14 22:15:44

I bet this will be like the bus scenario...I'll wait ages for one then three posters that have had pelvic- floor- reconstruction-with-perenium-rebuild-using-some-as-yet-undecided-leg-type-muscles-sort-of-thing will come along at once grin <--- for agoodbook's benefit

Actually I'll need some good book recommendations..I've recorded a shed load of Shakespeare stuff from Sky Arts which will keep me going.

Eastpoint Sat 20-Dec-14 23:04:21

There's been a great programme tonight on Rik Mayall, you could iplayer it & save it for post-op.

piggychops Sat 20-Dec-14 23:19:15

Find out what techniques they are planning and if they are going to use mesh then make sure you do lots of research about the potential side effects because once it's in there it's impossible to remove.
I had perineal repair, cystocoele, rectocoele, and a Manchester repair all done at the same time about 10 years ago.
Perineal repair is still good, no issues, Manchester repair ( which is a very old fashioned technique, and not often used) is also still good, the other 2 have gradually failed over the years. The possible side effects of surgery are urinary incontinence, painful sex and chronic pain. Since I have no symptoms other than a bit of a bulge, I'm not having more surgery.
The best thing I did was to self refer to women's physiotherapy a couple of years ago. I thought I was exercising my pelvic floor but I wasn't doing it anywhere near properly.

piggychops Sat 20-Dec-14 23:23:25

Oh and whatever recovery time they suggest , double it. You won't be able to lift heavy weights for a very very long time, if at all depending on the success. If you've had all that work done you won't want to risk damaging it. Hoovering is the one thing I struggled with for a very long time post op.

piggychops Sat 20-Dec-14 23:25:52

Forgot to say, I didn't have bits of leg muscle used in my peritoneal repair.

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