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Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby asdf123456 » 07 Oct 2014, 16:53

Just got back from my flap surgery. My CRS said the plastic surgeon recommended bi-lateral flaps, but I am not sure of exactly the type of flaps. I didn't get to speak to the surgeons afterward. Right now I'm still feeling woozy and mostly pain free from the anesthesia, but I'm anticipating it will be wearing off this evening. Please send me positive vibes and pray to whoever that I'm on my way to being fissure FREE.
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby Scientist2516 » 07 Oct 2014, 18:17

Dear asdf, I hope with all my heart that your surgery went well and is a complete success. All my best wishes for a complete and rapid recovery. You deserve it.

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Nifedipine/lidocaine, no help
Diltiazem, effective, but caused major rash
Nitroglycerine, effective.
Topical estrogen for final healing.
Gentle heat to bottom - pain relief, muscle relaxant
Kondremul mineral oil
Time - lots of time.
Status - Healed!
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby suzyljank » 07 Oct 2014, 18:51

Hi, I had what they call bilateral sliding flap anoplasty surgery. The flaps run side to side. My donor sites were left open, OUCH! but it was worth it. Keeping it clean and the dressing on it was tricky but I had help from my husband. I had my surgery in April of 2013 so I'm over a year out. The recovery is a little slow and it comes in stages but it's not bad. I had to start dilation 1 week out of surgery, once a day and I still do that. That's not to bad either once you figure out how to do it. The tricky part was no toilet paper, I couldn't wipe the area clean for over a year, I used a shower bidet. I still like that better but I can now clean pretty well if I'm not at home. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Best of luck Suzy.
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby msimon » 07 Oct 2014, 18:58

Best wishes for a full recovery and a fissure-free life Asdf!
Dec '13 Fissure from anoscope
3 X internal sphincter botox
'08-'15 Botox for pelvic floor dysfunction
Nov '14 LIS/sentinel tag removal
Feb '15 Deroofing of recurrent infection from LIS
summer '15-healed but still ongoing muscle dysfunction/pain
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby Jbl22424 » 07 Oct 2014, 23:00

Congratulations and best of luck!!! I recommend a peri-bottle for cleanup if you are avoiding tp and don't have a shower head like Suzy.
Developed fissure from constipation due to breastfeeding 7 weeks after delivery (Jan 2014)
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Magnesium
Miralax - godsend
Nitro - some improvement
LIS (May 2014) - cured for 3 months then setback
Diltiazem
Feeling better for now
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby owmybum » 08 Oct 2014, 02:37

Wishing you all the best for a speedy straight forward recovery. I have everything crossed for you asdf!

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fissure after hem banding and tag removal feb 11
Pelvic floor therapy
Diltiazem
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Internal flap July 14
EUA and polyps removed Nov 14
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Diagnosed with HS EDS type 3 (causes poor wound healing )
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby Rachael 1984 » 08 Oct 2014, 06:58

ASDF

I have prayed for you, I really hope this surgery does it for you..... X wishing you a good recovery and take care.
Suzy is so inspirational and she can give you great advice on this surgery.

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Hem Banding sept 2012
2Fissures
Nitro- Effective short term
April 2013-Botox-Effective short term
Diltazem-No effect, developed Rash
July 2014-Diagnosed High Resting Pressure
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby asdf123456 » 08 Oct 2014, 08:56

Spoke to my CRS. He said I had a bigger wound than he thought, and at least some degree of stenosis. I got bi lateral house flaps, so the stenosis should be cured if they hold.


No bm yet, cuz I ate almost nothing yesterday. If I dont go soon, I'll start with the miralax.

THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby woundedspirit » 08 Oct 2014, 09:08

We are all supporting you asdf. Thinking of you often. Praying your recovery will go well. I will be following close as I will most likely do it in January. And yes Suzy is a great wealth of information and very willing to share her knowledge. Wondering how the pain is? Are you able to keep it under control? Hoping that fissure free life will soon be a reality for you!
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Failed LIS
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Re: Asdf Bi Lateral Flap Diary

Postby asdf123456 » 08 Oct 2014, 10:46

Thanks. So far I am only taking Toradol for pain. Lying on my belly, the pain is manageable. I'm sure after my BM it will be much more severe though. Everyone is different, but if you had a hemmorhoidectomy, that should give you a sense of the level of pain.
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