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HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby Painandmorepain » 26 Jul 2016, 23:05

OH MY GOSH! WOW! Its been a long road! I have read everything, or almost everything ever written over the YEARS in this forum. I had to. I was LOSING MY MIND with the pain.
After I had an external Hemmy removed surgically, I developed a HORRIBLE anal fissure in January 2016. I did not realize it for weeks of suffering because I thought it was just my healing from the surgery. When I finally went in to see the Colon Rectal Specialist for the follow-up (DO NOT GO TO ANYBODY EXCEPT A SPECIALIST!!!) he said, "Why didn't you call me? You should have come in sooner!” I was inconsolable and in shock.
For literally months, I haunted these forums looking for relief from the pain each day that lasted ALL DAY EVERY DAY. The only thing that made it feel better was a bath. I tried ALMOST EVERYTHING people talked about. But admittedly, I did not change my diet. I typically ate horribly-- like a teenager. I was eating everything from hamburgers, tacos, and burritos and pizza and ice cream. I rarely ate vegetables or a salad and if I did it was covered in dressing. I drank some water but not enough. My poops were ripping me wide open each morning. Even when I thought it wasn't that bad it still hurt a ton and I was not getting better. I was starting to LOSE MY MIND. I could not work, I could not go out with friends, I was truly unhappy— and I started to get scared to go to sleep and wake up because I knew that like clock work, a cannon ball was going to rip through my butt like broken glass and barbed wire.
In June 2016, the doctor finally said I would need to have LIS surgery because I was not healing and I now had a “chronic anal fissure". But I just could not bring myself to get surgery and take even more time to heal from that pain. I HAD TO GET BETTER!!! I am a slow healer from past surgeries I've had on other areas of my body. I also have a low threshold for pain. I could not risk MORE COMPLICATIONS FROM THE LAST SURGERY!
POOP

I finally figured out that I needed to control the size and the consistency of my poop or I was never going to heal. Thus started my quest for the perfect poo (PP)— I had to change my eating if I was going to heal.
There was only ONE type of perfect poop that worked for me. The poop had to basically have the consistency of toothpaste. What does this look like you ask? It comes out and it just has no form as it become like a big sludge of poop pie in the toilet. Basically the poop could not be solid in any way, and it could not be diarrhea and too loose— it has to be soft. The poop could not have a hard tip either— it had to be just easy going all the way like toothpaste coming out of you. (I don’t know how else to describe poop but I hope you are getting it??)
1. DIET
Like the gynecologist mentioned in another post, Fruit Smoothies work the best. I tried all different smoothies. I made them at home, until I stumbled upon a smoothie from my local shop that did the trick. After drinking this smoothie everyday for 30 days I'm finally pain free and healed!!! I also did a 2-ounce wheat grass shot (separate from the smoothie) each day. If you are thinking you can't afford to buy this each day-- this is a SMALL price to pay for HEALING, HEALTH, and WELLNESS without surgery.
The Smoothie consists of a base of organic pineapple juice and organic coconut water mixed with 3 leaves of kale, banana, spinach, and cucumber— blended together. (Its called a Lassens Sweet Monster so Google it.) I have not a clue which element of this shake was the magic but this is what worked for me. I drank this for dinner EVERY NIGHT for 4 weeks.
I cut out ALL ALCOHOL. The one time I cheated in the middle of the month and had two beers and three tacos, the next day I paid for it with a hard poop that tore me up again. (So for all I know I could have healed SOONER!!!)
I cut out all BEEF. (See what happened when I cheated above.)
I stopped eating fried food. (I typically ate Calamari, onion rings, Tempura.)

I kept my meals on the smaller side:
Breakfast (Same every day): blueberries, walnuts, oatmeal, a dash of milk… no sweetener. One to two coffees— very weak coffee that I make. (I used to drink like 5 cups or more.)
Lunch: Normally sushi or Poke Bowl, sometimes a sandwich or salad
Dinner (same every day): Sweet Monster smoothie and a 2-ounce shot of wheat grass freshly made

I did cheat a bit here and there with salsa and chips, a few chocolate almonds here and there, a few bites of waffles… but that is about it. Some extra things I ate sometimes were apples, yogurt once in awhile, a sip or two of soda. (I had to be honest about the cheats!

2. BATHS
2-3 baths every single day no matter what! I normally put in a scoop of coconut oil… but sometimes I did Epson Salt as well.

3. Nitroglycerin 0.2% + Aquaphor + GLOVES
After each bath 3 times a day:
If your using a Q-Tip to deliver the Nitroglycerin, that just won’t work. Get a box of gloves from the drugstore, and use the tip of your gloved middle finger with a grape pea size Nitro (you know the gloves the doctors use!.) On your ring finger put a dollop of Aquaphor the size of a grape. The tip of your finger (probably less then an inch but to the first crease) needs to enter your butt to get that Nitro really inside and all around. I was using a QTip for months and it DID NOTHING. I’m convinced it just wasn’t getting it in there since I only put a tiny bit of the QTIP inside. After that, I then put the other gloved fingertip in with Aquaphor and make sure it is completely covered inside and out with the Aquaphor. (I’m sure this isn’t going deeper then one inch and I go very slowly so as not to damage anything.)
I noticed the Aquaphor seems to heal almost anything on my kids so I had a feeling it was the barrier that I needed for any kind of moisture that might be stalling my healing. I believe this is a big key to the healing.
First thing in the morning, I would put my gloves on and get a VITAMIN E Suppository and dip that suppository in my Nitroglycerin and cover it with a coating and insert it inside my butt. I needed something that could deliver the Nitro while also softening the tip of any bowel movement. I also put a big grape size amount of Aquaphor all around and a bit just inside my butt so that if I had to go I knew that everything was going to come out as smoothly as possible— NO FRICTION. (I get up at 6:30am every morning and by 9am I’ve eaten breakfast and had coffee which always triggered my ONCE A DAY Bowel movement.)
4. VITAMINS
I have no idea if this worked or not, but I started taking my vitamins religiously. Multivitamin, Vitamin C 1000 mg, B12, and Omega 3 Fish oil
5. WATER
I bought a big glass jug of water and I drink the whole thing before I go to bed. NO MORE GUESSING you had enough water today, now you know. I believe it is about 8 or 9 full glasses.
6. TOILET SET UP
A step stool was a must. I would lean to the opposite side of my anal fissure so as not to put any extra pressure on it. My feet on the stool seemed to help make sure a full elimination took place so that I only had to go the bathroom ONCE that day. (Going more then once a day KILLED ME so I had to stop that and this diet helped.) I stood up as fast as possible after each elimination. Then I hop into the shower and use the hand held shower head to clean out the area with UNFRAGRANCED mild soap.
This much I know for sure... NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNLESS YOU CHANGE YOUR DIET
If you are doing what I did and eating whatever you want, and you are not healing, then it is TIME TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I know I don’t eat enough vegetables— I just don’t like them and it has been hard to change my diet but I know now that it was the key. There is not an ointment or a pill that is going to help you. I have no idea which one element might have spearheaded my healing or if it was all of the above.
I hope this post helps somebody. The quest for the “perfect poo” is real— and it is the only thing you can truly control. You want your body to heal itself and you have to try and give it what it needs to do that. Good luck. God bless. And I hope you find relief like I did after MONTHS of suffering. I apologize for the rambling nature of this post.
I do know that all I had was countless hours of time to pass as I struggled with the pain, so hopefully something in my post will make you laugh at least.
Questions I have: how long do I have to keep drinking these smoothies and wheatgrass shots? It has been about 30 days and I’ve only missed one day of smoothie/ wheatgrass in all that time. I don’t know if I can ever go back to eating the junk I used to eat. I don’t even know if I can eat beef again because I’m too scared to even try.
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Re: HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby pinpin » 27 Jul 2016, 01:16

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing this! I am really happy you are finally done with that issue!
07.02.2013 - got open hemorrhoidectomy, leaded to slow healing wound. Link to story
11.12.2013 - LIS surgery
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Re: HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby randyyang » 27 Jul 2016, 05:47

congrats,you finally healed.
Mine was healing too, just went back from hospital, Doc said I am almost there.
my question is, when is the last time that you had set back before fully healed? do you still feel some scar tissues or any scratchy feelings down there after healed? like sentinal tags or you just feel totally normal again like used to
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Re: HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby Painandmorepain » 27 Jul 2016, 09:09

Thank you for the support. The last horrible episode when I derailed my healing with the tacos and beer was two weeks ago. It did not completely rip open but it was a hardened stool the next day that could not come out. So I put a glycerin suppository in and it came out piece by piece and it was either stretching or tearing at me. Regardless I was in bed all day from the pain that finally went away after about 8 hours.

The best I can describe it as it is healed now - it feels all smooth and inside the butt it is smooth kind of like a calamari ring. Horrible to compare it to food. The line where the fissure was now feels like it lays flat and has healed. No tags.

I had an external hemmy removed that was described by my doctor as a small alien. It was like the size of a small egg but not as wide. The removal left what felt like a tear with a flap and a small bump but now that it is healed it is all gone. To be honest though I have not taken a look in the mirror.
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Re: HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby randyyang » 28 Jul 2016, 01:56

my situation is quite similar to yours, I also had a surgery to remove a small pile in Feb,
then developed anal fissure, after many setback, finally on my way to heal. but still not 100%.
i am on state which I could feel a little uncomfortable scratch during BM instead of pain.
so how long do you keep with strict diet? are you still on diet after healed?
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Re: HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby Painandmorepain » 28 Jul 2016, 10:09

Hi Randy I'm still on the same diet because I'm too scared to change yet. I don't know how long I will????im scared something awful will happen every day!!

Just like you, I can still feel something that is also like a feeling of some kind of uncomfortable scratch when I go to the bathroom but as soon as I stand up the feeling goes away and I have zero pain all day. It is the all day pain that was killing me!!! I've had it for so long since Janharg and here we are almost August and thankfully this nightmare is going away.

I don't know if this fear is ever going to go away either?? I'm so scared it will happen again like so many other postings here that mention that.

How about you ?
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Re: HEALED! FINALLY!

Postby randyyang » 28 Jul 2016, 11:31

Actually,I just posted a thread to update my situation, you can check it out if you are interested:
fissure-almost-healed-cut-a-skin-tag-today-t10861.html

long story short, doc said my fissure is almost healed, but lately I developed a tiny skin tag which sting a bit, doc cut it off yesterday, i feel a little scratchy/uncomfortable during BM today, but there is not pain.. what bugs me is sometimes i have that scratchy feeling too by walking or sitting
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