I have had this surgery and many others...because you will have to have a catheter placed it will definitely cause a temporary flare...I have one with each surgery I have had that I need to be chathed...you might address this with your Dr. and see how he plans to help you with the bladder pain...The narcotics you will be on will help for a while, and you should be ok after that...I usually am...but every so often the pain comes and I use an array of things...pyridium, prelief, vaginal valium, ice packs on my urethra (with clothes between skin and ice pack) , if your repairs are being done vaginally I recommend getting some feminine pads or poise pads soaking them in water then freezing them to place down below between to pair of undies~ This helped A LOT! also, lying down with knees elevated higher then hips forcing the muscles to relax, epsom salt baths (when surgeon okay's this which won't be til 6 or so weeks), also sticking to a non-acidic diet while healing so that is a non-issue...but I would certainly talk to my Dr. with my concerns so he can give you an rx to have on hand...but do know that after the initial "surgery" flare and handling of the bladder in the surgery calms down having the organs lifted will most likely help your pain to lessen in time! The healing can be hard, but use the above tricks and it will help A LOT! If you have any more questions feel free to ask! Good luck on your surgery! It's big, but worth it!
Thanks so much. It can only help to be prepared. If I'm lucky my Dr will give me those ice pack pads. I hadn't even thought of them. I will be sure to ask.
you are most welcome!
Actually you just buy them at the store and do the pads yourself! No Dr. required! ;)
Good luck on your surgery and if you have any questions in the healing process feel free to ask me I will gladly share my experiences! ;)