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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Canadabum » 14 Sep 2017, 06:30

Missy - I don't know what the best procedure will be for you - that is something you need to deter with your surgeon. I can only speak to LIS. Here is a good link describing both http://fissuresurgerymd.com/will-need-s ... ssurectomy.
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Canadabum » 14 Sep 2017, 06:30

....sorry for all the typos - autocorrect on my phone! Meant to say determine.
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Kodette » 14 Sep 2017, 09:39

Missy Moo, The surgeon I consulted yesterday said that Botox has about a 50% success rate and can take 2 weeks before you feel the benefit. For me, the odds are not high enough to invest the time, energy and money. I actually saw this surgeon 20 years ago for my first fissure and I know he has a lot of successful years behind him (joke intended (:) treating fissures. He said the risk of any incontinence from LIS is extremely low, when performed by a highly qualified surgeon.
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby missy moo » 14 Sep 2017, 14:33

Thanks for that link but what do they mean when they say - The incidence of recurrence is higher after a fissure excision? Also i eat an drink the same food everyday but for some reason one random day I'll have a large hard stool followed by 2 normal soft stools straight away almost like a blockage but i go soft an regular everyday including the day before so it really comes as a painful surprise??
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Canadabum » 16 Sep 2017, 13:21

Day 8...was more of the same. Still awareness of incision site, some awareness of something off down there - but little to no pain. Still eating and drinking really well.

Day 9....so now it gets "interesting". Woke up and went to the loo -- for some odd reason a hard bm. I'm still on stool softeners and eating really well. The hardness was very surprising- and boy was I scared. This is the sort of bm that 100% would have caused some bleeding for me. So good news is I don't think I bled at all. Good news is it didn't irritate my incision site either. Bad news is that I feel that familiar scratchy feeling just inside my rectum. Hmmmm - what does this mean. Not sure. Did I create a new small tear? I definitely irritated something because I still feel that sort of scratchy uncomfortable feeling. I really hope it goes away in a day and I get back on track with an uneventful recovery. Any insights appreciated.

Question - I have another day of ducosate sodium that was prescribed. What's your opinion - should i continue on a softener (miralax) for a while longer or go cold turkey in a day or so.

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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby chachacha » 16 Sep 2017, 13:32

I would probably continue with the Miralax for a full month and then taper down gradually. Why would you want to do otherwise?
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Canadabum » 16 Sep 2017, 13:34

That's what I was also thinking...new territory for me so I wanted to get a gut check.

This irritation today is a definite reminder that I'm still somewhat in the woods with this...wish it hadn't happened.
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby owmybum » 16 Sep 2017, 15:56

Hi CB,

Wow........ you've had LIS! And I'm so glad to read that up until now it's been a breeze for you!! Yay!
Don't worry about the recent hiccup.... you are bound to get days like this so soon after... I'm sure it's just a tug on the wound ( be it old fisher or new incision) .... luckily with lis your muscle is now loosened off and not hampering any healing.
I would go with your gut and carry on with your stool softener for a few weeks more, and gradually taper down.
3 years is a looonnnggggg time ........ I have everything crossed that this is the end of your fissure battle.

Take it easy, and don't over do things

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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Canadabum » 16 Sep 2017, 16:37

Thanks for the advice and perspectives. Much appreciated.

OMB - great to "see" you here - it's been a while. How are you these days. Always appreciate your thoughts.

Chachacha...you are a star. Thanks, as always.

I'm taking it easy and will assume this is simply a bump on a road to full recovery.
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Re: 34 months...LIS, that's all folks

Postby Canadabum » 17 Sep 2017, 08:29

Oh man...so I start day 10 with some blood on my stool. Feel punched in the gut. It is not incision site blood...it's a bit of a streak at the end and reminds me of fissure blood. Looks like I opened the old one or made a new one. The only positives here is I am not in pain and hopefully I will heal fast since I just had lis.

Have any of you experienced this so soon after lis?
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