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My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby inneedofahealing » 14 Aug 2013, 08:55

So the day that I have been dreading since my surgery Monday finally came! I made sure to eat well and I drank tons of water. I laid off the pain meds because I didn't want to be constipated. The doc recommended 1 Tablespoon of metimucul but there was no way I was about to take that much and thank God I didn't. You will see why later. I took 1tsp Monday and 1 tsp yesterday. I took 3 stool softeners monday and 2 yesterday. I also ate apples and prunes. I had been passing alot of gas so I knew that I would be going soon. Well this morning I finally went and it was horrific! I'm actually sitting in the tub trying to ease the pain now:-(. So here are the graphic details: I felt the urge to go early this morning because I had taken half of my normal dose of MOM last night. The doc said only take it if I hadnt had a bm in two days. Thank God I didn't listen to that either. I know my body and two whole days without a bm for me is way too long. I felt the urge and squatted on the toilet to go. I could feel the stool crowning at the bottom of my butt but it wouldn't come out! I was trying my hardest to breath and not tense up but the pain reminded me of the fissure pain. I know the fissure is still there so I was trying not to cause further injury. At this point I was wondering what the CRS had done! It was almost like nothing had been done! I stayed in the bathroom for at least an hour. I wanted to stop, take another dose of MOM, and lay down but I had no control. It was determined to push its way out. I even sat on the sitz thinking the warm water would help the muscles relax and the stool would ease out but nope. Finally I squatted again and the biggest bm that I had ever had in my entire life came out! I also had some bleeding from the fissure. That is why I am happy I didn't take the amount of fiber my doc recommended! After seeing that come out of me I knew the doc had done something because there is no way that could've come out before. I felt so relieved after that although I am still in pain. At least I got the first bm over. I am not taking the fiber supplement anymore and will just continue my healthy diet with water. I just couldn't believe something that big came out! I had read stories on this board about this happening to others but I thought I had avoided it because I didn't take that much metamucial but I still experienced it. My advice is to skip the supplements and get fiber from foods. I am still looking forward to my complete healing. I am only post op day 2. I am sitting on a heating pad now which seems to be helping. I tried the ice pack to keep the seeking down but that hurt worse.
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby J-32 » 14 Aug 2013, 09:20

Hi inneed
Please remember that everything what is painful now leads to be completely healed eventually.
What you mean by "the biggest"? Was there so much of it or a diameter was so wide? What no. of Bristol scale?
Sorry for such questions but I would like to know as many details regarding LIS as I can since I am thinking of having that done if Botox will not help.
Keep STRONG !
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby inneedofahealing » 14 Aug 2013, 09:44

Hi J-32, I dont mind the questions. It is hard to scale it. I would say between 2-3. It wasnt hard but it was very wide in diameter. Before Surgery my no. Was about a 5
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby J-32 » 14 Aug 2013, 10:29

Hey I think it's good news no matter how strange does it sound. Just imagine that such a big one will not be any problem for you when everythig down there will be healed over Image 
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby inneedofahealing » 14 Aug 2013, 10:43

Thanks J-32! I think tomorrow will have much better because I am not taking the supplement today.
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby inneedofahealing » 14 Aug 2013, 10:43

Thanks J-32! I think tomorrow will bemuch better because I am not taking the supplement today.
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby resume » 14 Aug 2013, 11:13

Oh boy! I'm so sorry that your first bowel movement was so bad inneed. Can you imagine how it would've been if you hadn't had the surgery? Yikes! I never took the fiber supplements either because I was afraid something like that would happen. Just keep up with the stool softeners and water and your next one should be much better!
Stay strong inneed! You're doing great!
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby inneedofahealing » 14 Aug 2013, 11:23

Hey Resume! I told my mom and husband the same thing. If I hadn't had the surgery I would've probably been in the hospital! I will, thank you :-)
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby WelshDoubleFissure » 14 Aug 2013, 14:55

Hi inneed, congrats on going through with the surgery. It's such a huge step in healing an just remember, it's going to be a long road but I promise it'll all be worth it in the end.
I didn't have LIS, but I had a double fissurectomy, skin tag removal and skin tag removal.
Before my surgery, I used to have loads of fibre in my diet which meant my stools were MASSIVE! Like LOGS! and although they were soft like a Bristol 4, they would tear me every time.
After my surgery, I was given no real after are info, just eat plenty of fibre and drink water. This advice was not enough. I cut my fibre down to one wheatabix a day with flaxseed. Then stool softeners. Plenty of water. No junk food. And CHEWING ALL MY FOOD to pulp. Very important.
My first BM came 4 days after surgery, up until then I had no pain whatsoever. This BM which was huge to, was in fact the most painful I have ever had. It was horrendous and I was in tears not knowing what to do with myself after. I took some pain killers and sat in a bath for half hour. The next BM the following day was softer. Like toothpaste but stung the fissure site. Every day I would have a BM and the pain lessened everyday. It took about 3 weeks for the pain to go from 10/10 to 2/10.
I am 62 days post surgery and my BMs are twice a day, Bristol 5-6 and painless with no blood or pain after. I have a follow up appointment next month and hopefully will be told I'm healed. I will have to be careful the coming months with my diet but I'm in a much better place than before.
This forum is a great source of advice. Read some of the LIS diaries on here, they'll be more relevant but I just wanted to let you know it will get easier.
Hope that helps.
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Re: My First BM After My LIS!!! OMG!

Postby inneedofahealing » 14 Aug 2013, 15:06

Hi Welsh, Thank you so much for the encouragement. I hope your appointment goes great! Reading the LIS diaries is one of the things that made me more at peace with surgery.
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