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Post  Anna's Mom on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 6:10 pm

I'm having surgery early tomorrow morning for pelvic organ prolapse. I have two great surgeons, and I'm hoping it will be all worth it. And hope I'm making the right choice in doing this surgery. It will take about four and a half hours. Three days in the hospital. Long recovery afterward.

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Post  Ruth on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 8:33 pm

Praying all goes well for you Cheryl. Hope you've got some help during your recovery!

Take care and all the best.

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Post  milo on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 10:31 pm

I wish you all the best and will be sending positive thoughts your way. Smile
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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 4:09 am

Cheryl, praying that your surgery goes well. For you to heal quickly..for your stay in the hospital to get some rest..for your doctor,surgeons and nurses to be as kind to you as you are to everyone. My heart goes out to you and your beloeved family.. I love you XOXO I love you

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Post  30yrsofheadache on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 4:32 am

Cheryl, Lots of prayers going out for you to make a fast recovery and for the surgeons to do a great job.Take it easy as long as you need to. Time for others to care for you now.
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Post  kimsmom on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 7:02 pm

Hope it all went well and you get the relief you are looking for. warm thoughts going out to you and your family as you heal.

Take some time for yourself to read a good book of your choice while you rest.

Prayers for you,

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Sat 23 Jul 2011, 5:32 pm

Good luck for and best wishes with your surgery Cheryl! Hope it went well and you are healing even better!



Lest us know asap how are you doing, dear friend!

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Post  Porsche Fan on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 9:23 am

Wishing for a speedy recovery Cheryl!
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Post  Cluelesskitty on Wed 27 Jul 2011, 2:28 pm

How are you doing Cheryl ?
Whenever you can, dear, please drop us a line!

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Post  Anna's Mom on Thu 28 Jul 2011, 8:08 am

Here I am...my Ronda friends are so kind Smile

The surgery went well. I have seven small incisions. It hurt, yes, but I knew it would get better. I think the anesthesia and pain meds were an overload for me because I don't ever take pain meds and I never drink. So it was a WOW!

IV Dilaudid made me high and very dizzy. I only asked for it about four times daily when the pain was going off the charts. It wears off very fast which means a lot of the time I didn't have anything for the pain. Couldn't go on oral pain meds until I could eat (which was on the third day).

I didn't even need pain meds when I got home. I started Ibuprofen, and that was enough. The pain goes down dramatically each day. I hardly feel it now. The surgery was a week ago, on Friday.

However, one big problem...I cannot pee. And that is a bad problem to have. Foley cathing and self cathing is no fun. I may need a second surgery to loosen the velcro sling that is holding up my bladder. I will know more in two weeks.

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Post  milo on Thu 28 Jul 2011, 8:00 pm

I hope you continue to heal well.
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Post  Cluelesskitty on Sat 30 Jul 2011, 1:42 am

Maybe it's the meds that prevent you from peeing? sometimes pain relievers can do that.
I hope your recovery will progress smoothly, Cheryl.
Please keep us updated if you can and wish to :]

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Post  30yrsofheadache on Sat 30 Jul 2011, 4:39 am

Cheryl, Glad the pain is getting better, but not being able to pee Sad . Hope that gets better on its own with no surgery. How is Anna feeling. Are her eyes doing better? Do you know for sure if she will get the IV meds she needs?
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Post  Anna's Mom on Sat 30 Jul 2011, 4:53 am

I haven't taken any pain meds since Tuesday (not even Ibuprofen). I don't take any other meds to speak of. So I really don't think this is med related. Things are no better.

I talked to BC/BS about Anna this week, and they said our doctor should submit the codes for K infusions. But if I need surgery in two to three weeks, everything will be put on hold.

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Sat 30 Jul 2011, 2:01 pm

Oh Cheryl, I am so sorry, that's not too good.
Any idea what may be causing this?

I too, hope it will be resolved quickly and w/o surgery, and both of you will be able to move on with your plans,
especially you Cheryl as you need to recover in peace.

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Post  Paradox on Sun 31 Jul 2011, 9:46 pm

Can you tell if you have to urinate? Do you have the urgency you had before the surgery? I'd go for the second surgery in a heart beat rather than having to self cath.

About 20 years ago I had a similar surgery, not a sling though. Within a year it had all prolapsed again. Is there any chance that the sling will loosen up at all and let the pressure off the urethra? Then maybe I'd wait on the surgery.

With self cathing will you have a higher risk of UTIs?
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Post  Anna's Mom on Mon 01 Aug 2011, 5:04 am

When you get a Foley cath, it is a sterile procedure (as much as possible). When you self cath, it is a highly unsterile procedure, in my opinion. Yes, high risk of UTI's.

Nothing feels the same as before surgery. Everything is different.

Seeing the urologist next Monday.

A Medscape article on this said to do the second surgery sooner rather than later.

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Yay!

Post  KimbaK on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 4:14 pm

Glad you are okay and healing well!!

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Post  Anna's Mom on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 4:45 pm

Healing great but still have this big problem. Yikes! I don't think it has anything to do with healing, and I don't think it is going to get better unless I have another surgery.

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Post  lentils on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 10:22 am

I'm sorry to hear that your surgery requires another one. How are you doing?

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Post  Anna's Mom on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 11:30 am

I'm the same--feeling really good but still having the problem. Seeing the doc on Monday, and then I'll know more.

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Post  Anna's Mom on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 5:31 am

Five weeks after the first surgery, I had a second surgery to cut the bladder sling. Even though my surgeon said I only had a ten percent chance of being helped by doing this, I went for it. And it paid off. Problem solved! Yeah!

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Post  Cluelesskitty on Sat 03 Sep 2011, 5:04 pm

Great news Cheryl!

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Post  milo on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 6:25 pm

That is great news!
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Post  30yrsofheadache on Wed 07 Sep 2011, 4:23 am

Cheryl, So glad you are feeling better!
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