I am a 67 year old highly active woman who had a sling procedure years ago by a urologist. I had endured a leakage that was of sufficient strength to warrant my wearing a pad every day, often changing it once or twice during the day. The procedure worked for about 6 months and then my body reverted to the old pattern. On came the pad.
At the insistence of a new gynecologist, I made an appt. with Dr. Marc Toglia, Lankenau Hospital, a urogynecologist. The material he used for the sling was completely different, and rather than spending 3 days in the hospital, I was an out patient. I had no discomfort whatsoever, but did follow instructions and stayed close to the house for 4-5 days. There was no pain associated with the procedure, and I was back to work the following week, driving and leading a normal life, without a pad.
It is now 10 weeks post surgery and I am working out in the gym, not wearing a pad and feeling really great about this procedure. There is no need to endure a drip with this new technique, I would encourage you to have a consultation and schedule this as soon as possible.