This is a real long shot but I thought I would put it out there and hope someone might have had this surgery. I’ve had fibro since diagnosed in my 20’s. There’s always the accompanying conditions that go along with it. IBS, neuropathy, IC, etc. I’ve got disc issues among other female issues and now I’m going to have a surgery on a rectocele. If you don’t know what it is then you probably don’t have the problem . It’s kind of an embarrassing issue, not easy to put out there but it means my female parts are not where they’re supposed to be. I’m really hesitant about getting it done because with fibro I’m always in pain anyways but it’s causing some real issues for me. It’s supposed to have a 90% success rate but it’s a long recovery of 8 weeks. Since I’m responsible for taking care of my 96 year old mother’s needs I have a lot of concerns. I would just like to know if anyone else out there in our community has had this surgery and if it was successful and if it caused issues with your fibromyalgia. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Oh dear, sorry to hear this! I spose it’s like many Ops that we just don’t know, and if we do need to get it done then we have to just go thru with it and do the best we can. I know with things like back, bones, joints, there’s lots I’d do with physios and myself physically to make sure to keep them as much under control as possible. But I also have spinal tumour, probably harmless, which I am not getting taken out, because that will probably cause more problems than it’ll solve. Those are the sort of comparisons I can make… Hoping you’ll get thru it all OK!
Hi bookjunkie! I have not had that surgery before but I had an appendectomy in 2019. I can tell you the pain was quite intense due to having fibromyalgia. Do you have time to plan ahead and perhaps find someone to care for your mom? You want to make sure you take care of yourself so the surgery can heal properly. Do you have any friends or family who could help you with your mom? If not, you might consider hiring someone to care your mom. Plan ahead. You can make this work. Good for you for reaching out and talking about an uncomfortable subject.
Thanks for the kind words. I’ve been putting this off for awhile. Time to get it done I’m afraid.
Hi there, I had the surgery, but didn’t know beforehand that I was going to. I went in for a bladder sling and came out with the rectocele repair as well. I remember the worst thing for me was getting sick from the anesthesia and not being able to go home when they wanted me out of there. I was pretty sore for a while but was doable. As far as caring for your mom, I hope you don’t have to do any lifting. I think it’s not allowed for at least 6-8 weeks. Just wanted to wish you a fast recovery. Hope someone can help you out a little.
Hi there . I haven’t posted in awhile but hope my experience will help . I was first in need of a hysterectomy once that was performed there was severe pelvic floor dysfunction and from sitting for 6 weeks from the healing process I developed IT band syndrome and had severe hip pain . The pelvic floor structure was so weak I developed a rectocele. Mine does not yet require surgery. It took 18 mo. before I could feel somewhat pre surgery normal . I also went to physical therapy for both pelvic floor and hip which require exercises to maintain strength to this day . I do hydrotherapy 3 times per week. I’m 50 yrs old . Used to run 3-5 miles per day before fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I think each make a huge difference in post surgical recovery, post exertion exhaustion and pain management. Personally unless it’s a must I’ll be very leary to have surgery again. Everyone is different each of our fibro cases are too. I completely understand the rectocele needing the repair and do not look forward to having that procedure myself. Right now it just makes the colonoscopies that I get for lymphocytic colitis a bit more uncomfortable afterwards. Good luck to you ! I wish you the best surgical outcome and a speedy recovery!