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Our Surgery Stats

Postby Cheryl » 03 Jan 2007, 22:05

Id love to compare all our surgery stats regarding time on healing... for those that arent quite there yet, save your vote till you think your ready.
I voted a week or so with pain and about a month to get back to normal...
when i say normal.. i mean normal everyday life.. i still dont think my fissure is healed permananty yet.. but im doing extremely well..
I think i owe my quick healing to my softener, my fibre and of course my brilliant diet Image oh and keeping my ass clean and dry soon after the op!
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby Guest » 03 Jan 2007, 22:36

Great thread Cheryl Image
I voted a week or so, then about a month to back to normal, but really it was closer to two weeks till I was outta the salt bath!!
Like you, I am nearly 100% but everynow and then i feel a pang, but its .00000001% of what it used to be..
Im convinced ill be completely healed in no time :bom:
I owe mine to good diet also and post op rest and cleanlieness - AND ALL OF YOU Image Image Image Thank you!!!
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby Deleted User 5 » 18 Feb 2007, 12:54

In just over a week, it will have been two months since undergoing the knife.
I voted a week or so with pain/1 month to feel "normal.
I really can't honestly say I feel "normal." But I have no pain at all now, not even a twinge. If I suddenly were to develop amnesia, I'd never know I'd had any problem with my arse. But...
About a week ago I saw a tiny bit of blood attached to one of my stools...but I had gone to the bathroom three or four times that day! Which has become a pattern for me that is completely unlike my pre-surgery experience (even before I developed the fissure ) -- I shit frequently now. Two or three times a day, generally. The stools are soft, snakelike, and rather skinny, though the odd stool can be larger in diameter. I can't seem to do it all in one sitting. This could be a consequence of going off the extra fiber and/or stool softeners -- my body is re-adjusting.
I"m not really doing anything differently now that I wasn't doing before I got the fissure last year, except I don't eat much red meat and I tend to eat more fruit...but I always ate my fruits and veggies cuz I always loved 'em, and I never really had a constipation problem, maybe once or twice in 47 years! It was diarrhea that gave me my fissure so THATs what *I* have to avoid in the future.
In a couple months, Kate should be posting here -- can't wait to hear her ultimate outcome.
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby happyass » 19 Feb 2007, 19:44

i couldn't vote.....
but i am proud of all of you for being here and healing.
for what it is worth, the CRS said even after LIS, it would be a good 4-6 months to up to a year to get really back to normal.
so even though i am reading that most of you have some thoughts/feelings/issues, it all seems within normal range and to be expected.
as all of you, i don't feel like 100%+ back to pre-fissure days normal as i do have more of a psychological affect in going to the toilet, despite the squatting, to want to avoid ever going back to the fissure days. i can say that once february ends, i would have had the two best months ever with relief from the fissure.
next stop, colonoscopy on 2/26! :afro:
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby Deleted User 5 » 20 Feb 2007, 16:58

Well, I am so PROUD and HAPPY for you that you DIDN'T have to have the surgery! You accomplished what I tried SO HARD to do and now we have someone on this board who can guide (willing) others on the path you took. I will continue to pray that your fissure stays healed and that youo
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take Care, Buddy!
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby Guest » 27 Feb 2008, 05:48

I suffered for a week or so with pain, and took up to a month to feel back to normal.
It's now been 6 weeks since my LIS. I also had several internal & external hemmies removed, 3 skin tags removed & several polyps removed. After 2 weeks I was in no pain. A few weeks ago I had a small set-back with bleeding & pain, but that only lasted for 1 day.
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby erik » 04 Mar 2008, 07:41

I have had the surgery, healed but had re-tear/s.
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby buttgirl » 07 May 2008, 10:30

I have had the surgery was experienced very little pain. It's been 8 weeks, though, and the fissure itself still isn't quite healed. It's healing though.
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby happyass » 07 May 2008, 18:45

hi buttgirl....just stay your course.....it can take up to 2 years to really heal your fissure post LIS.
a good year for sure. and the first six months will tell how you will progress from there.
just keep positive thoughts and that you are healing; slowly but surely!
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Re: Our Surgery Stats

Postby Guest » 07 May 2008, 18:49

Yeah, good point. I have to keep reminding myself that although I am in pain I am better than I was a month ago. And if you aren't, then soon you will be.

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