If you have been suffering from chronic pain as a result of a prolapse, your life may have been significantly disrupted. Pain can prevent you from carrying out day-to-day activities and doing things that you normally enjoy. Consequently, an untreated prolapse can completely change the way you live your life. Here at The Pelvic Clinic, we understand that, following prolapse repair surgery, physical recuperation is only the first stage of the recovery process. The second stage is getting your life back. To help with this crucial second stage, we’ve decided to provide you with some tips that will help you get back to normal life following a prolapse.
1. Make a point of meeting up with friends
If you lived with a prolapse for a long time before seeking prolapse repair surgery, the pain may have prevented you from pursuing an active social life. We recommend that you schedule meetings with your friends as soon as you feel well enough. Try to pursue social activities with them that you enjoyed before your life was disrupted by a prolapse. This will help you get used to going out with friends and enjoying a rich social life again.
2. Practice gentle exercises
Doing gentle exercises can help you recover physically after receiving prolapse repair surgery. However, it can also help restore your confidence and sense of autonomy. Taking control of your body again while recovering from a prolapse can be psychologically beneficial. Once you have built up your confidence and sense of self-determination, you will find it much easier to take charge of your life and get back to normal.
3. Get back to work gradually
If you’ve had to take a lot of time off work due to the pain caused by your prolapse, you may find it hard to get back into the rhythm of the working day. We recommend that you don’t push yourself too hard. Go back to work when you feel ready, but don’t feel obliged to take on all your old responsibilities straight away. Talk to your employers about gradually increasing the hours you work or the responsibilities you have over a period of a couple of weeks. This will give you chance to reacclimatise yourself to the working environment. You will have the chance to build yourself up until you are able to take on your old role.
Here at The Pelvic Clinic, we believe that recovering your life is just as important as recovering your health after prolapse repair surgery. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information.