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Rectocele repair

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Mamabear14 Wed 06-Jul-16 12:17:15

I have just got my date for my rectocele surgery. They are doing a trans anal repair. However, I am due to go on holiday 9 days later, am I being ridiculous in thinking I'll be fine or shall I defer til I get back? I had gallbladder surgery a few years ago and was driving 10 days later, but I'm not sure on the recovery for this.

CoconuttyOil Wed 06-Jul-16 22:15:15

I'm currently hoping to have (a different) rectocele repair surgery later in year. Saw surgeon last week and he advised 4-6 weeks off work and to wait until after my holiday before contemplating surgery. Usual advice is not to lift more than a kettle for 6 weeks post op.

CoconuttyOil Wed 06-Jul-16 22:16:08

I'd ask your surgeon to advise in your specific case based on the type of surgery planned.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 06-Jul-16 22:18:53

I'd defer, it's major surgery and you need to take it very easy for a few weeks afterwards. I couldn't sit comfortably for any length of time for a few weeks after mine and had 7 weeks off my office job.

CoconuttyOil Wed 06-Jul-16 22:22:20

WhoKnows did your surgeon sign you off initially and then GP continue until you were able to sit comfortably? Also, how soon were you able to drive? I want mine fixed but also slightly panicking about the recovery!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 06-Jul-16 22:32:45

I can't remember exactly, it was a few years ago. I think I was signed off for 6 weeks for both driving and work when I was discharged, I don't remember seeing the GP. I didn't drive till I went back to work as I had no real need to, but could have probably driven after 4 weeks.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 06-Jul-16 22:34:44

Sorry, that wasn't very clear. I'm not sure about legalities/insurance if I'd driven before 6 weeks was up, but didn't need to so didn't really look into it all.

Mamabear14 Thu 07-Jul-16 05:50:00

I have deferred, I think I was just wishful thinking it would be OK, I tend to push myself quite quickly but I know I have to take it easy. Difficult with 3 kids though!
My surgeon made it sound easy and said 'oh I tell people to have a week or 2 off work' which made me think recovery could be easier, but then everything I have read says weeks.

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