6 weeks post-op...WILL THE PAIN EVER STOP?? Losing my mind!!

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6 weeks post-op...WILL THE PAIN EVER STOP?? Losing my mind!!

Postby TiredOfHurting » 12 Jun 2014, 15:54

My fissurectomy was on April 30th...I believe that puts me 6 weeks post op as of yesterday...I have good days and bad days...Mainly BAD! Please someone tell me this is normal...My doctor says it is...But I just need some other opinions...THIS SUCKS so bad!! There seems to always be a dull, achy feeling....Then sometimes it hurts to stand for a long time. I have a toddler I should be in the floor chasing right now..And I am doing good to barely tend to her, much less any extra. I feel like a HORRIBLE mother right now. And I just want to be better. She and I are both suffering...Not to mention my poor husband and older kids. I feel like crap most of the time. I am angry because of the pain, and also the fecal incontinence has seemed to stepped up too! All this is still "normal" according to my doctor...But I am sorry...having to wear a panty liner because you may or may not have a small liquidy brown leak in your pants is no way near normal for me, or acceptable!! I am a prisoner to my home right now because of this! Pain and disgustingness is what this has reduced me too! I have to say I am in LESS pain than before the surgery...BUT...Not enough to shout up and down about...Please someone give me some hope...I am losing it. I also would like some diet tips....I think I am not eating the right stuff still. I keep trying different ways of eating and taking fiber, but it seems to be too much or too little...It's just so overwhelming when all I want to do is just run outside and scream because my ass hurts so damn bad!!!! sorry for the rant! no one at my house understands what I am going through, or has any support!
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Re: 6 weeks post-op...WILL THE PAIN EVER STOP?? Losing my mi

Postby Roidsfizzman » 12 Jun 2014, 17:20

Hi TOH,
I am also 6 weeks post LIS and this week I had my first two days of no pain in the last two days, but I am not having near the issues that you are having. I felt your pain when reading your post and I am so sorry that you have to go through this. There is still hope that it will get better as some people do take longer. I eat no red meet or cheese. I had a real difficult time getting my stools the right size and texture. I had to create a base, so I started with a all fiber diet with oat meal and fruit in the morning. I know that oatmeal would give me soft stools and did not create bulk. The following is what I did to get the needed stool size: the all fiber did not work because the stools were too large, so I added in a little none fiber for lunch and monitored the stool for size and if the stools were still too large I added in a little none fiber for dinner. I added or subtracted none fiber to get the desired stool size. I also did the same thing with MiraLax as I started at the recommend dose and I added or subtracted the dose to get the desired stool texture. I also found the best time for me to take the MiraLax was with dinner as I could count on a BM the first thing in the morning. I hope there is some thing hear that you can try to help you. I did drink 64oz plus of water each day.
What is causing your incontinence watery stools? I have had only minor stool leakage, but it does not get onto my shorts. When I get the urge, I only have a few minutes to get to the restroom.
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Re: 6 weeks post-op...WILL THE PAIN EVER STOP?? Losing my mi

Postby Jbl22424 » 13 Jun 2014, 11:05

Hi TOH - Have you thought about getting a second opinion from another CRS? I really think it would help. Maybe that doc will recommend ways to speed up recovery or at worst, he/she can tell you to just keep waiting like your current doc. I can't imagine anything bad coming of it. I always felt better when I could take control of my own healing and recovery by proactively reaching out to folks that may have been able to help me.
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Re: 6 weeks post-op...WILL THE PAIN EVER STOP?? Losing my mi

Postby owmybum » 13 Jun 2014, 14:10

I'm sorry to hear things feel no better for you. I know it's so so hard trying to look after the family and young children when you just have so much pain radiating from your backside.... You are doing a great job just hanging on in there and keeping going for them.

I agree with jbl22424.... I think it may be wise to get a second opinion... A fresh pair of eyes on things..... The worst that can happen is they say just give it more time.

As for diet... It's a really tricky one, as everyone's digestive systems are so different. I just try and have a really good balance of foods. Plenty of veggies every day.... I don't avoid anything but white bread, but that's mainly down to the fact it gives me migraines. Plenty of fluids is very important too. I take movicol ( mirilax) and find that really helps keep things soft and easy to pass.

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Re: 6 weeks post-op...WILL THE PAIN EVER STOP?? Losing my mi

Postby Flaneur » 14 Jun 2014, 08:24

Hi TOH, hope you've had a good day today. I understand completely where you're coming from, though I'm only 9 days post fissurectomy and botox. Like you, i feel I'm neglecting my little ones, and am short tempered with them due to pain. I've started following the low FODMAP diet, for a week now. I have oatmeal for breakfast, usually soaked overnight in water and natural yoghurt. I either add fruit and eat it cold or add fruit and coconut oil and blend it to a smoothie. Like you, I'm trying to work out the best diet plan to keep my bms soft and not too bulky.
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