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Recovery time for sex after colostomy reversal

Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:42 am
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I had my reversal 2 weeks ago and am wondering how long I should wait to have sex any information appreciated. Thanx
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:26 am
thats a tough question. you kinda have to listen to what you body tells you just as if you were going to resume exercising, only 2 weeks post op is not a very long time and your abdominal muscles should still be very sore thus limiting you movement and having had 4 operations myself I know that just coughing was uncomfortable for quite some time after a surgery, so had i been in a relationship at the time, i prolly would have waited till I had full mobility and only a little pain remaining in my abdominal area before resuming with sex
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:42 am
Some doctors will advise anytime between 3-6 weeks depending on the individual situation and extent of surgery, but I think few people wait that long.  Juuust_Jim gave great advice on that.   Start out slow, be careful, and if anything is too painful just ease up, stop and give yourself another week or so......and remember, being intimate can be creative and gentle........and if you have a loving partner that person will understand and be patient.  Keep your heart filled with love and be careful with your body until you're ready SmileSmile
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:29 am
                                 
WOUNDED DOE wrote:
Some doctors will advise anytime between 3-6 weeks depending on the individual situation and extent of surgery, but I think few people wait that long.  Juuust_Jim gave great advice on that.   Start out slow, be careful, and if anything is too painful just ease up, stop and give yourself another week or so......and remember, being intimate can be creative and gentle........and if you have a loving partner that person will understand and be patient.  Keep your heart filled with love and be careful with your body until you're ready SmileSmile


Love reading you replies Miss Doe always so uplifting and positive -If there was a "10 most beautiful" list for this site -you would be on it Smile
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:35 pm
Awww, that was really sweet of you to say Juuust_Jim, thank you Smile
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