Hi, This is my first post... I was diagnosed in Nov 2019 with a 'moderate,' anterior and posterior prolapse. The Gynaecologist was uncommunicative and detached.
His first words to me after "Hello," were to ask me if I want to be fitted for 'pessary' during the appointment. My response was, "Fitted for a WHAT?" I was clueless. I have since read and learned a lot, but I am still pretty naive and clueless.
I declined the pessary and opted to have physio therapy; and dedicated myself to doing the daily Kegel exercises. I have done them pretty regularly for 8 months.
Things have unfortunately, gotten worse... the actual "prolapse' is now more physically obvious and I experience extreme pain, cramping, daily diarrhoea, flatulence and lower back pain. (By the way, nobody EVER mentioned any of these as possible symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse! Thanks Doc!)
My May appointment was cancelled because of Covid and I am now just sitting here (in pain) waiting, waiting, waiting.
I'm hoping to get fitted for a pessary as soon as possible, and also looking into possible corrective surgery, down the line.
My plan is to be here (on this site) regularly and I'm hoping to read about some of your experiences and treatments you've tried. What's worked, what hasn't.
By the way, I am a 66 year old woman; I've had two vaginal births and I'm in pretty good physical condition.
I'm not very "idyllic" these days, but I am hopeful.