Although the aim is to get you back on your feet and mobile as soon as possible, there are a number of precautions you should take following sacrohysteropexy surgery, as well as some exercises that are recommended to ensure a swift and fully effective recovery.
The first thing to ensure is that you eat a healthy and varied diet, packed with nutrients. Good quality protein is required to ensure the body can recover from the procedure. Lean meat, such as poultry or fish is perfect, and for the vegetarians, nuts and legumes will suffice. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to give your body all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to repair and rebuild itself. Eat several small meals, rather than fewer large ones, as it is easy to gain weight when you are less mobile, which can add unnecessary strain to the area.
Avoid any activities or chores that are too strenuous. Listen to your body. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. If you have to lift anything, make sure it isn’t too heavy and that you lift it properly, bending at the knees, with a flat back.
Always brace yourself when doing a risky action, such as blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Place your feet together, gently tighten your pelvic floor area, and try to hold onto something sturdy.
Avoid the temptation to go to the toilet too often. Urinating small amounts, frequently, can teach your bladder to weaken and hold less fluid. Try to hold on and ensure that you completely evacuate at each visit.
The first exercises you should perform following a sacrohysteropexy are pelvic floor exercises. Should you experience any undue discomfort or worsening of your symptoms during these exercises, consult your physician as soon as possible.
Cardiovascular exercise should be added to your regime as soon as you feel ready. Light exercise will help to tighten and tone your mid section and pelvic floor, thereby re-tuning any weaknesses. Do not leap into anything too strenuous at first. Maybe begin with some light walking, swimming or cycling. Mr Broome has found that some ladies feel able to return to playing golf after two weeks, it is entirely up to you.
If you lead a very active lifestyle and are concerned that Sacrohysteropexy would interfere, then you might be pleasantly surprised to find that through having this keyhole procedure, you very quickly find yourself back to normal with a strong pelvic floor and able to do all the activities you had had to put on hold. Contact us today to see if we can help.