The Body Of An 80 Year Old

In the first part of this series I talked about how A Freight Train Ran Over My Health.

Recently, I had another physical therapy appointment for my prolapsed organs.

Therapy seems to be going well, as I feel like I am getting stronger.

Or so I thought…

Until the physical therapist told me I moved like her 80 year old patients. She also said that my core is like a “black hole” without any strength. No wonder I take so long to do anything!

Thankfully, she does not think I am hopeless and to prove her support she gave me 3 additional exercises. Of course these are on top of what I am already doing and will take an extra 15 to 30 minutes every day.

I am so thankful for physical therapists who devote their professional lives to those of us who have “girl troubles”.

What do you think?

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 This is the second post in this series.

See part one here.

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A Freight Train Ran Over My Health

A few weeks ago a freight train ran over my health.

I went to a Gynecologist for an exam. I knew I had been having some “female problems” but I was still shocked at what she told me. She gave me a diagnoses of hysterocele and level 3 cystocele. I had previously heard of those under the general term of prolapsed organs. She recommended a double surgery. One , bladder repair surgery and two, a hysterectomy, both to be done at the same time.

After talking for a few minutes, she tentatively asked if I would like to try physical therapy.

Would I?

“Yes please !”

She really does not think therapy will fix the problems but maybe I should try anyway. I met with a wonderful physical therapist a few days later and have been exercising like crazy ever since. The intent  is to either eliminate the need for surgery or to get me stronger allowing for a better surgery and recovery experience.

What do you think?

To start a conversation, leave a comment in the comments section.

If you or someone you know has a similar story to share I would really like to hear it. Especially whether they needed surgery or not and how it all worked out in the end.

I would also like to hear from those who are still in the middle of this journey as well.

Thanks in advance for being willing to talk about something so personal.

 

This is the first post in this series.

See Part two here.

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