6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby tight80 » 14 Jun 2020, 23:14

Glad you got a diagnosis, Coconutoil. And glad the treatment stopped the bleeding. I hope that you heal up soon and start feeling much better! I'm also on the west coast - in Northern Cali. Keep me posted on how your pelvic floor therapy goes.

AKDad37 - I hear you. I have the same problem. Baths really help everything to relax for me. I really hope that pelvic floor therapy could be the answer for those of us who struggle with fissures and have this problem.

Wishing everyone good health and healing.
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby AKDad37 » 14 Jun 2020, 23:38

Today I had a major setback.

Ive been having this horrible itch/discomfort on the right side for a few days, and I sat down on the toilet and spread a bit too much and I felt I slightly retore my top fissure.

6 weeks of healing down the drain. I can feel the classic pain and soreness now.

I cried in the bathtub for like 20 mins.

This surgery has been absolutely hell
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby tight80 » 15 Jun 2020, 00:37

I’m so sorry that happened. I went through these setbacks during healing, too. It will get better... it just takes time. A whole lot of time. I wasn’t 100% healed until 5.5 months after surgery. Some people get lucky and fully recover around 2 or 3 months. But there are some of us that take much longer to heal and I think the pelvic floor problems contribute to this prolonged healing time. And my healing was not linear, it came in waves of ups and downs. I felt like I was constantly dealing with some sort of setback after having a few great days or weeks. But the setbacks will eventually stop and you will feel like yourself again. I hope you are feeling much better soon.
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby AKDad37 » 15 Jun 2020, 00:39

Thanks for the encouragement. It helps to know I'm not alone
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby Coconutoil » 15 Jun 2020, 15:34

I need to start researching a physical therapist in my area. I hope that helps. You are so right about the healing process. I went from continued symptoms to one day last week feeling like I was normal again. It just came out of nowhere and now back to some discomfort. But at least last week let me know healing is coming soon. Hope you’re all having a good day.
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby Jimoffy » 20 Nov 2020, 20:26

tight80 wrote:Hi Coconutoil,

Yes! My fissure healed up within 2 weeks. The residual pain I was dealing with was the pelvic floor response. I haven't been able to start pelvic floor therapy yet due to COVID but I plan to start the therapy as soon as I can. I've been reading up on the connection between chronic fissure patients and pelvic floor dysfunction and the two issues go hand in hand more often than I thought. I'm hoping that if I can get the pelvic floor issues handled... then my fissure problems will be less likely to recur. Feeling pretty great right now 8 months post LIS and hoping to continue on this path! Thanks for checking in. I hope that you are doing well and feeling good, too. Did your exam show that you have a fissure?
hey. Do you still take stool softeners? I have also been getting fissures after surgery which was 14 months ago. First 6 months I was fissure free. Last fissure is quite painful on my left side and it is still hurting me now. From a dry bm. Been 2 weeks tomorrow and not healed .
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby Coconutoil » 25 Nov 2020, 16:09

Jimoffy,

Hey hope you’re feeling better. I know you were asking her but I just wanted to comment lol. I need to come back and do a post. I had a fissure for 5.5 months with severe pain and daily bleeding. It healed without surgery. But definitely what worked for me was nitroglycerin! That stopped the bleeding and mentally even though I was still in a ton of pain I was excited I was getting better. And either a stool softener, calm magnesium or daily probiotic. I would alter those 3 or combine 2 just depended on my last bm. The stool has to stay soft but not too soft. I know you know. A ton of water daily! And just the belief you will heal because the body is designed to. Take care.
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS - Recurrence

Postby tight80 » 25 Nov 2020, 17:31

I missed seeing this! Thanks for responding Coconutoil. Agree with you on the probiotics, magnesium, water intake and belief that you will get better (took me a long time to realize this really helps). For me, I didn't need stool softeners because I have the opposite problem of most people - loose stools caused my fissure. So instead fiber pills were my miracle fix. Two fiber pills a day slowed the BM transit time and bulked/softened the stool enough so that I haven't had any fissure problems since starting the fiber regimen after surgery. Jimoffry, I hope your fissure heals up and that you are pain free very soon! Will think good thoughts for you.
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