So I’d never been warned about heavy lifting and as we age the risk of bladder, uterine or rectal hernia and dropping down out of the opening. Given how hard horse women work and especially when you have a farm or work at the barn. We’re in the middle of a huge construction project and the most physically demanding in my life. I’m 57, fit, not over weight and thought I was doing well through this.
So last night I notice something not right “down there” and get a mirror and holy *(@! what is that? See my doc today and he warns me no more heavy lifting - dx cystocele. That doesn’t work for this lifestyle. So I start thinking of all my friends and family younger that me that they need to be mindful to avoid this.
Can we talk about this? I’ve come to the conclusion today that getting a pessary is first order of business to help hold things right? My doc just suggested it was something I could consider. And if things got worse a hysterectomy might be needed.