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Postby Sandra » 18 Apr 2018, 08:08

Hello, I have just joined and I am from the UK.

I have had a fissure for about five years, couldn't use GTN because I suffer with chronic migraine and it made them even worse. Diltiazem made me very sore and irritated and didn't work either.

I put off pushing for LIS surgery for a long time because I suffer from anxiety and I was terrified of having it done, and also of being incontinent. In January last year I decided I could't put it off any longer and went to see my GP and was fobbed of and given diltiazem again. After 6 months I went back and this time got a referral to a CRS. I finally saw him in November and in December had a flexible sigmoidoscopy under general anaesthetic and it was confirmed that I had a fissure.

I had the LIS operation 5 weeks ago and was very relieved to have it over with. I had a lot of pain for a couple of weeks then it started to feel a bit better, however about a week ago the fissure tore again and I have been in agony since, worse pain than I was in before the operation. Does this mean it hasn't worked? The CRS said he would see me again 2 months after the LIS but so far I havent't had an appointment.

I am finding it very difficult to cope. I have other health problems and have got 2 hospital appointments next week for different things. At the moment I feel like just cancelling everything else until this fissure is resolved. I would appreciate any advice/comments, thanks.
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Postby dmcff » 19 Apr 2018, 10:37

Hi, I'm sorry you are going through this. I suggest that you contact the hospital department where your CRS works and tell them you are in pain. A short-term possibility would be to go to A&E or a nearby walk-in clinic and ask for pain relief. I know it's not easy, but you have to take the initiative and make your demands known.
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