If you've got a prolapse and you've lost hope of ever feeling like yourself again, this is for you.
I'm going to share a story about one of my clients - Michelle* (who has kindly given me permission to share her story). I remember speaking with her on the phone and getting goosebumps knowing Create Lift would be amazing for her - but also the reality that she had a significant prolapse diagnosis and would it be enough? We were up for the challenge!
When we started working together, she had been advised by a private consultant that there wasn't anything they could do - her prolapse was fairly advanced at a grade 2-3 posterior wall (rectocele) and 2.5-3 anterior wall (cystocele) prolapse. They had advised a pessary and then if that didn't help - surgery.
She was feeling pretty hopeless as you can imagine. BUT amazing things can happen when you hit rockbottom.
Michelle's prolapse recovery story:
"I went through a period of mourning my old body, the one that worked and didn't have a prolapse. I felt broken and ugly. I felt very low and felt sorry for my self. I also felt like I'd failed my self, my husband and my kids because my prolapse affected my level of activity and my self esteem.
I had problems with a lot of stress incontinence, major problems with my rectocele and bowl movements.
I also had a lot of pain, dragging feeling and discomfort all the time"
We worked together for 14 weeks and ...FAST FORWARDS to the end of the programme - the improvements she experienced in her symptoms have been AMAZING!
"The biggest thing for me was that the program gave me hope and I really needed hope. Alice was amazing! She was so understanding, helpful and empathetic. I started noticing a change in just a few weeks and now I feel so much better and almost back to normal most days. My rectocele symptoms have improved dramatically and also the stress incontinence. I now no longer need to constantly keep changing my underwear or wear a liner - as I don't need to use pads anymore.
Thank you for giving me hope!"
Here are Michelle's before and after symptoms scores - you can see how the scores have changed and why she's feeling so much better (happy dance!):
[Btw, the blue bars are where she started, the pink bars are now - if there's no pink bar she had a 100% improvement]
Being diagnosed with a prolapse can be a REALLY rough time in our lives - but there is HOPE and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
We'd love to support you through our specialist hypopressives programme - Create Lift - so you can feel like yourself again - if you'd like to get started, book a call today and we'll be in touch to arrange a chat!
Alice and the Create Lift Team xx
*name has been changed