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Hello again

As I am having MDV shortly, I am considering after Hospital Discharge that it may be wise not to travel home on that day but stay in hotel a day or so afterwards till I get my strength back to travel. I am well aware that after MDV or any operation, one needs to take it easy for some time with the necessary rest and recuperation and assistance.

May I ask those of you who have had MDV and were correctly discharged, how long was it till you felt reasonable physically such that you could walk short distances outside without noticeable fatigue or pain please?

Thanking you

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Thank you Dorit on both counts.

Sending love to you.

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Everybody is different. I had full depth vaginoplasty and I was up and about in a little over one week. We all heal differently and we all have different pain tolerances.

Just listen to your body. If it hurts doing something, then stop doing that for a day or two. You will heal and be up and about soon enough.

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Thank you Rakel for such wise and helpful advice as always.

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Congrats

BY MDV I assume that is Medium depth vaginoplasty is there a lower setting?

What are approx depth of FDV, MDV and TBC?

And recovery time differences?

Thanks and good luck

Carla

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Hello again Carla

Sorry for the confusion but MDV  refers to Minimal Depth Vaginoplasty which I am having at Nuffield Brighton.

I was always virtually certain this would be my choice but I waited till I heard the details of both options at my Consultation. I had no reason to change my mind as I do not want dilation/maintenance and I am mainly asexual (with minor lesbian tendencies).

Depth or any physical attributes can be discussed with surgeon at your Consultation. Different countries offer different techniques.

Recovery time is certainly expected to be of a longer duration for Fully Functional as opposed to MDV but the time will also depend on the patient as we all recover in different ways and at different speeds to each other.

Thank you for kindness and support.

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I did full-depth. For me, I was able to go out and do 2-mile walks pretty comfortably at 3 weeks. And at six weeks, I could do 4-mile walks with some light running. But fitness wise, I didn't really feel "full strength" until closer to 7-8 weeks. And that was mainly because if I did try to something like heavy lifting before then, it was felt like a bit of a strain on the surgical site.

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Hi, hope your surgery goes well. I had mine 2weeks ago yesterday.
Four nights in hospital, catheter out after third night. I was able to walk without difficulty right away, but sitting was a problem. Walking any distance probably would have been exhausting after discharge, and I could not have safely driven myself home. Even today, I wouldn’t want to sit behind the wheel for more than a few minutes. Haven’t tried running yet, and cycling is probably months in the future; but walking (e.g. grocery shopping) isn’t a problem.

Hope this answers your question.
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Hello again Carla

Sorry for the confusion but MDV  refers to Minimal Depth Vaginoplasty which I am having at Nuffield Brighton.



Thank you for kindness and support.

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Pamela xx

Hi Pamela

Is Nuffield private or with the NHS?

Was there much of a wait? I can see you started the hormones along time ago

Thanks

Carla
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Hi, hope your surgery goes well. I had mine 2weeks ago yesterday.
Four nights in hospital, catheter out after third night. I was able to walk without difficulty right away, but sitting was a problem. Walking any distance probably would have been exhausting after discharge, and I could not have safely driven myself home. Even today, I wouldn’t want to sit behind the wheel for more than a few minutes. Haven’t tried running yet, and cycling is probably months in the future; but walking (e.g. grocery shopping) isn’t a problem.

Hope this answers your question.
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Thank you Sarah and Jen for your helpful advice above.

Congratulations Jen on your recent surgery and hoping you are well on your way to recovery.

Hugs

Pamela xx






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Hi Pamela

Is Nuffield private or with the NHS?

Was there much of a wait? I can see you started the hormones along time ago

Thanks

Carla

Hello again Carla and I am happy to help.

1. I chose Private as I am fortunate to have the money and as I didn't want the customary 4 year wait under NHS.

2. I started HRT February 2018 but decided not to go fulltime Pamela till I had sold my house (which I had inherited from my mother). Moved house and went fulltime Pamela June 2019. I started enquiries for psychiatrists and surgeons March 2020 but sadly Covid-19 arrived then. Psychiatrists Referral Letters obtained last summer. Consultation at Nuffield November 24th. Surgery delayed by Covid-19 and my wish to have first vaccine but now scheduled for April 28th.

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Hello again Carla and I am happy to help.

1. I chose Private as I am fortunate to have the money and as I didn't want the customary 4 year wait under NHS.

Hugs

Pamela xx

That wait is suddenly my worry, I think I am now ready for surgery but i might be out of work in Holland in a few months and that would stop me getting it done on insurance here. I have been registered with GIC since Sept 2018 and was expecting my first appointment March 2022 (pre covid) but even if i ticked all the boxes on first meeting I'm probably looking at 2024

Hope yours goes well

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Thank you so much Carla and I truly hope you may secure your surgery well before 2024.

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Pamela xx






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Pamela

I had MDV surgery at UCLA in late February. I only stayed in the hospital one night. I was discharged late in the day and had a catheter that I was to have for a week. I spent the first night at a friends house then at my home by myself. I just took it easy that next week, walking slow and no lifting. After the catheter was removed I was back to my normal daily return.

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Thank you so much Ellen for detailing your situation. I am delighted you recovered so quickly.

Your summary has increased my confidence but I know I cannot take anything for granted.

Thank you so much for your kind help.

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Pamela xx






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May I ask those of you who have had MDV and were correctly discharged, how long was it till you felt reasonable physically such that you could walk short distances outside without noticeable fatigue or pain please.
The first stage of my two stage colovaginoplasty was done in January. The MDV (Minimal Depth Vaginoplasty) was done first and the second stage in June which will add depth to what I have now.

I was in recovery for 2 hours and released but due to covid the hospital was minimizing recovery times inside the hospital. I went to the hotel immediately after that. I was walking around the hotel property with my catheter strapped to my leg the very next afternoon. I did have complications like bladder retention after the catheter was removed on day 6 and severe constipation on day 7 but those are not issues you will necessarily have.  I ate too many solid foods a few days prior to before surgery. Other than the digestive system issues, I had almost no issues. I was walking a mile a day while staying in the hotel. When I came home 2 weeks later I was up to walking 2 miles a day when the weather cooperated. After a month, swelling had been reduced to almost nothing and I was starting to get feeling back in the numb areas. I still have a few numbe areas but it can take up to a year according to my surgeon.

That’s my experience...yours will likely vary!

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Thank you Susan for detailing your situation which is mainly positive. Again my confidence in walking and fitness is increased.

Sorry to hear of your digestive system issues which I shall bear in mind just in case.

Wishing you continued success both now and at second stage in June.

Hugs

Pamela xx






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