OMG! I have so much pain. I had a trans-obtural tape inserted for a bladder problem (the tape was threaded through my bladder and I had to go down for surgery to have it removed the following day (another one was inserted after I requested for it not to be redone) ) + a cystocele and rectocele (excuse the spelling) repairs. I have been in pain ever since. My bladder has prolapsed so badly again it is now outside of my vagina and constantly rubs, I have had at least 7 bladder infections in the last 12 months. I suffer with burning, pins and needles, constant pain from trapped nerve. I do not take medication because of the side effects. I am barely able to walk and I cannot sit. My Dr has referred me to Southmead Hospital in Bristol (I have been waiting nearly 3 months for an appointment) I do not believe I have much chance of being seen with the NHS having the problems it has at the moment and I suspect that another NHS surgeon will be reluctant to take on the problems. My aftercare was appalling and after 12 months of going back and forwards to the specialist after the surgery he sent me to a dietician (I was not overweight) and signed me off. I have a wonderful husband any other marriage would not have survived (and indeed many have not). We only had intercourse once when I bled really badly ( I was told to put my legs up, it would stop and was refused a visit by the on call doctor). I was in total shock for over 3 months when I went back to work. Three years ago after struggling so much I was retired on health grounds from my job. I now stay at home laying on the sofa. I struggle everyday, my health is deteriorating because I cannot exercise, I have put on over 2 stone in weight and have no friends, very rarely go out. If I had known what this tape would do I would have managed my future with my bladder leakage. It is a living nightmare, I am only 62 years old and I was fit and enjoyed life before this surgery but feel like my life is over.