Hi everybody. I want to give you an update about me to encourage you on your own journey. My daughter (3rd child) is almost a year and a half old now. Three days after she was born, half of my uterus came out. It was a very traumatic and scary experience. Fortunately, I did not have to have surgery because the entire thing did not come out and it did go “back in place,” meaning it wasn’t hanging out anymore. I saw specialist. He recommended a pessary and told me that in 5 to 10 years I would probably deal with it coming out again. I also found out that I had a low-grade cystocele. You all are well acquainted with the emotional journey that can come with this, and that was certainly true for me. I was very athletic before all this. I spent several months in terrible pain even though it seemed like I was doing all of the right things to rehabilitate. I was constantly aware of the dysfunction and brokenness I seemed to be experiencing.
My biggest turning point was starting hypopressives with Trista Zinn over Skype. After two weeks of learning hypopressives, my pain was greatly diminished. After two months, I felt like myself again with flare-ups here and there, usually around the time of the month or certain types of activities. It went from constant discomfort to occasional discomfort and pain.
Four months ago, I weaned my daughter completely. It took a couple of months, but for the last two months I have been almost completely symptom-free (2 symptom-like days in 2 months) even as I have been steadily increasing my workouts.
Don’t give up, ladies! Our bodies are resilient. Sometimes it feels like it will never get better, but reject the thought. I honestly hope that all of you will experience great improvements as you continue in your journey.
November 20, 2017