The prolapse surgery we perform here at The Pelvic Clinic is straightforward and safe: our surgeon, Mr. Jonathon Broome has performed over 1000 sacrohysteropexy operations and has a 100% success rate. However, even though prolapse surgery is uncomplicated and very low-risk, it is still important for you to focus on making a full recovery afterwards. After prolapse surgery, you should ensure that you eat a diet that won’t cause constipation, use gentle exercise to build up the strength of your abdominal muscles and, of course, avoid putting undue strain on those muscles. Because you cannot put your abdominal muscles under too much strain, you may not be able to pursue some ordinary activities while you recover, such as carrying shopping or walking large dogs. As such, you may need help from other people to conduct some aspects of your day-to-day life until you are recovered. But who can help you?
If you have a spouse or partner, you may need to ask them for help while you recover from prolapse surgery. Your spouse or partner is, arguably, the best person to help you through your post-operation recovery. After all, they are already fully-integrated into your life: they are in the perfect position to take on some of your responsibilities and tasks for you while you recover.
However, if you don’t have a partner, you shouldn’t be embarrassed about turning to friends or family for help. The tasks you should avoid performing yourself and should ask for help with after prolapse surgery are usually straightforward and quick to carry out. As such, you should not worry that you are asking too much of your friends or family when you request help during your recovery.
Of course, if your close friends and relatives are unable to help you, it may be worth asking your neighbours for help; you may be surprised by how willing they are to lend a helping hand.
Your recovery from prolapse surgery is just as important as the surgery itself. It is therefore important that you do not put yourself under undue strain while you recover; don’t be afraid to ask for help from those around you! Please contact us if you need information.