Hi Vixo and Cragchick, yes I am determined to be sensible and not run for a while. Going to get my bike serviced so I can keep up a certain level of fitness. It feels weird just walking at the moment so I know it would be stupid for me to run despite my GPs advice to keep going! Can't believe that this time last week I was about to go out on an 8 miler and now just walking to the shop feels odd. I guess I just pushed it too hard too quickly. Right, next set of PF exercises!
Thanks for the support everyone. Cragchick, good to hear your story. The doc said my prolapse is very minor so am doing a tonne of pelvic floor exercises and am not going to run until I feel normal again! Camlo, thanks for the advice,, was thinking of a mooncup but would rather wait a bit and see if I can reverse the prolapse before trying. I just wish Id known more about this stuff before I started running again as my midwife and GP didn't mention exercise at all throughout my pregnancy or post birth. Being patient and letting my body heal had been one of the hardest things to learn!
Hi, hope everyone is doing well. Im a bit miffed and wondering if anyone can give me any advice. I was just getting back to running after giving birth 3 months ago and quite pleased with my progress managing an 8 miler last week and some good fartlek sessions. Anyway i have just been diagnosed with a prolapsed bladder as a result of giving birth vaginally. The GP said that it was a very minor prolapse and not likely to give me any significant problems. She referred me to a gynaecologist and told me to do my pelvic floor exercises. I then asked about running and she told me that its fine to continue, but not to push myself. Of course this is exactly what I wanted to hear, however, as i see running as something I want to do for the long term, I'm worried that my GP is being overly optimistic. Has anyone else experienced this? The thought of running and making it worse and then not being able to run ever again is bothering me a lot!! Any advise welcome!