Post-Procedure Dilation Privacy and Meeting Another Vaginismus Patient

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    mmHeather34
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    Hi ladies. There is an excellent new blog that discusses Post-Procedure dilation privacy and meeting another vaginismus patient on your procedure day:

    http://www.vaginismusmd.com/botox-treatment-for-vaginismus-and-post-procedure-dilation-privacy/

    Excerpts from the blog include:

    “Dilation is always done in privacy with the curtains drawn. After advancing with the dilators, the curtains are opened with permission from the patients to involve everyone with the post procedure counseling.”

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    “Since 2005 with more than 200 patients treated this way, it is a system that works. Patients gain many insights from having an opportunity to openly discuss the many aspects of vaginismus with other women, and the men gain equally well. Often email addresses are exchanged and the women continue they’re bonding well after returning home.”

    Concerning meeting other patients, in a prior post, I wrote: “I was a little nervous about talking to other vaginsimus patients who were having their procedure done on the same day. I remember my hubby being very apprehensive and shy about the thoughts of this as well. We had both kept vaginismus to ourselves for so long and hadn’t even told our closest family and friends. How were we supposed to suddenly talk openly about something that we had kept so secret and hidden for our entire relationship and marriage? I couldn’t have been more wrong about how great and beneficial the experience of meeting another vaginismus patient was for me those 2 days.”

    Another patient replied:

    “I’m currently gearing up to have my procedure in a couple of days, so can’t speak to this thread from an after-surgery perspective. I’ve learned that the day after my surgery I will have the opportunity to meet a few patients, and I personally feel it’s helped me get through the final stretch of nerves and anxiety as I prep for surgery. I have no idea who these other women are, but there’s comfort in knowing that they are going through the exact same thing (and at the exact same time) as I am. I look forward to meeting them.”

    What have been your own experiences with meeting other patients on the procedure day? Your feedback and input will really help other vaginismus patients who are inquiring and also those who are awaiting treatment.

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