Mini-Update

Are you having, or have you had a Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy (LIS)? Please share your experiences here, or ask any questions.

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Re: Mini-Update

Postby chachacha » 27 Feb 2015, 14:51

That's quite a party!

Thanks!
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby msimon » 27 Feb 2015, 18:30

Lol!
Dec '13 Fissure from anoscope
3 X internal sphincter botox
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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: Mini-Update

Postby Still hoping » 27 Feb 2015, 19:27

That's awesome Chachacha! It's definitely time to celebrate.

Msimon, thanks for your insight. My therapist is very gentle so I do trust her, I just don't fully trust the skin in the anal area. But if I don't see improvement in one more week, I'll go ahead with it. I am having a good day today, muscles feel loose. One day at a time. I'll have to start a new thread somewhere on this forum at some point, didn't mean to hijack Chachacha's thread.

Good luck Chachacha and keep us updated in the future! Success stories are always encouraging.
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby chachacha » 27 Feb 2015, 21:15

I feel like a new person and a very lucky one indeed. I will NEVER take pooping for granted again, and hope that all forum members who are suffering will get to a good place soon too.
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby missy moo » 02 Apr 2018, 20:09

Hey chachacha can you have formed normal bms now post lis? Are you taking any softeners? If your bms harden up a bit does it hurt? Thanks
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby chachacha » 02 Apr 2018, 20:34

Yes, I have perfectly normal and formed BM's now, don't take softeners and while I've only had a couple of hardish movements, there has not been any pain, except for the slight sharpness at the opening, when a less-moist piece comes out. That only lasts for the time it takes to come out though, and doesn't caused any damage or pain afterward.
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby missy moo » 02 Apr 2018, 20:58

Thanks so much, do you take fiber ie psyllium husk? And can you eat what ever you want?
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby chachacha » 02 Apr 2018, 22:04

I do take a few, but I don't think that they helped me before, or after. I guess that I just do so out of habit now. I suppose that I should quit, to see what happens, and to save a lot of money!
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby missy moo » 02 Apr 2018, 22:09

What are you taking?
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Re: Mini-Update

Postby chachacha » 02 Apr 2018, 22:16

Psyllium husk in capsule form - 4 a day. I originally started taking it to combat diarrhea, but I ended up having to up the dose to the max (20 capsules) over a 6 week period, because it stopped working after just a few days and I would then increase it bit by bit. It eventually stopped working altogether, even at the highest dose. I then continued with it just because I thought that it was a healthy way to easily get some fibre, and just arbitrarily chose 4 capsules as my maintenance dose. I really should stop taking it though, because I really don't think that it does anything at all for me, and it isn't cheap.
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