A new milestone!
August 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm #9256jessbeeParticipant
Today I reached a new milestone after 11 days post procedure! As much as I hate my menstrual period, I was anxiously anticipating the arrival of my period for the first time after my procedure. I really wanted to know if I was now capable of wearing tampons. and guess what?! I sure am. I insert them like its nothing. Compared to the dilators they are tiny and actually comfortable. I can’t believe it is this easy for normal women all the time. I almost wanted to post it on facebook hahaha 🙂August 22, 2014 at 12:30 am #13342kelserooParticipant
Congratulations! Isn’t it awesome to be able to wear tampons now? I still can’t get over the fact that I could go swimming while on my period now. So awesome! (I had my procedure in April, so I have had a few periods since then.) I’m so happy for you! These little benchmarks of progress really make a difference!August 22, 2014 at 8:08 am #13343Heather34Participant
This is excellent jessbee. Being able to wear tampons, especially in the summer time to enjoy swimming, is such a wonderful feeling! :):):)August 22, 2014 at 8:17 am #1334423yearsParticipant
Congratulations!August 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm #13349NakitalabParticipant
That is awesome jessbee! What great news! Isn’t it an amazing feeling of accomplishment?! So happy for you!August 24, 2014 at 10:30 pm #13360jessbeeParticipant
thank you ladies! yes, it is quite a relief…i was a little nervous with a little fear that I would have trouble or hit that “wall” again. but i had nothing to worry about, smooth sailing 😉August 31, 2014 at 4:51 pm #13378mayraParticipant
Hi, I’m wondering if you had any trouble with leaking while wearing a tampon? I tried a small one and the next size up and I leaked both times. Should I try a bigger one or could it be that it is not up high enough?September 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm #13379KatieG07Participant
Mayra it might not be in far enough. I always wear a panti liner til I know I have it in right.
KatieSeptember 2, 2014 at 9:25 am #13383Heather34Participant
Hi Mayra. Some additional advice from Ellen regarding tampons in a prior post that may be helpful for you:
“Try tampons on one of your moderate flow days, always use back up of a pad at first and then a panty liner once you are more comfortable with the tampon insertion. Pay close attention to the angle of your insertion… Just like the dilator you need to angle towards your rectum and then in and up. You may also need to try different brands to find the best one for you. Like me for example, I used the same brand for years until I had children then they did not feel comfortable and were not easy to insert. It took several different brands before I found one I could comfortably use. Patience is the key to tampons… It will happen, just don’t force it.”
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