Obviously it would give your body a better chance to heal if gravity wasn't working against you (being on your feet and so active so much of the day), but maybe you can avoid surgery anyway.
Getting started with the Kegelmaster is the single best thing you can do.
If your estrogen level is low the next best thing you can do in addition to using the Kegelmaster is get a doctor to prescribe some kind of topical estrogen cream - or some equilavent (You shouldn't do this if you have a family history of hormone dependent cancer).
You've got to just be as dilligent as you can about the Kegelmaster and while the "healing" is going on, it would be helpful if you could "pamper" yourself just a little - not be on your feet quite so long each day, etc.
I appreciate your writing the forum. I hope other women reading this will "attack the problem sooner". The sooner you start the greater the chances for success - avoiding surgery!
You have my best wishes.
With warm regards,