I haven't been on here for ages either...a bit like other people, I like not to think about it all too much most of the time, although of course it's never too far from my mind, as I can usually feel my pessary pushing down onto my perineum as the day goes by....
congrats, meeskamouska, on your surgery! I hope it all keeps going well and you will feel like a new woman! A great thought. I completely understand your feelings about sex....I'm really struggling with it, as I feel completely unsexy - poor husband....
raven74 - wow - what did you do to make it so much better?? Just pelvic floor exercises and good luck, or something else??
threeplusone - sorry to hear you have joined our little club.....good to be among kindred spirits though...yes - you should go and see your GP, who will give you a referral to a gynaecologist or urogynaecologist. I got a referral to the public system, but was going to have to wait 3 months for an appointment, so I ended up going to see someone as a private patient so I could at least get a pessary, which improved things a lot for me.
moose2 - don't be embarrassed! Certainly not here....I have a mild rectocoele as well as a moderate cystocoele and mild cervical prolapse. It kind of just feels like it's all falling apart...not a pleasant thought. I'm amazed just how much something like this can affect your state of mind - not just in terms of intimacy, but also just your general day to day motivation and energy levels.....as for threeplusone - start with your GP and get a referral to a gyno or urogyno. I'm going through the public system now at the Royal Women's in Melbourne, and they have a Gyno Clinic that they send you to.
I've been reasonably good, but I think as bub is getting more heavy (she's 1 year and 9kg now) - I suspect carrying her around isn't doing much for my lower bits. I think perhaps my cervix, which always was just quite a mild Grade 1 if anything at all, is starting to hang a bit lower, and it's feeling more crowded again down there. In addition, I had a really bad cough a few weeks ago, resulting in my peeing my pants everytime I coughed (which was really nasty...) and destroying much of the good work I'd done on my pelvic floor. Will be interesting to see what my physio has to say when I see her in a week or so. Planning to have another bub, but I think surgery will definitely be on my list at some point after that!
Edited by jazie, 02 March 2011 - 07:22 AM.