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Postby Sofie » 30 Aug 2017, 12:08

I'm 6 days post op from a fissurectomy (with the removal if some small hemmeroids) plus botox. Today I lost a lot of fluid from the wound, something that didn't happen the last few days. After I picked up my daughter from daycare the wound was bleeding somewhat. I guess it might be because I carried her in a babycarrier and that is too much strain?
Reassurance? Is this normal? Should I be careful when lifting / carrying her?
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Re: Post op question

Postby Bum_UK » 30 Aug 2017, 14:18

I don't know how heavy your daughter is. The advice I've seen is to avoid carrying anything heavy at least the first two to four weeks. I didn't carry anything heavier than a bottle of pop the first two weeks and nothing over 5kg (around 10lbs) the first month.

Call the surgeon and ask for advice as they'll be able to provide advice for your specific case.
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Re: Post op question

Postby chachacha » 30 Aug 2017, 14:55

I was told nothing more than 5 pounds, so your baby alone would be too heavy. I had LIS though, but would imagine that any surgery would involve the same limitations.

Did your doctor not provide you with post-op instructions?
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Re: Post op question

Postby Sofie » 30 Aug 2017, 23:11

He just told me about how to take care of the wound, nothing about lifting or anything else. I'll see how today goes but this morning there was still some blood and wound fluid, I don't know if that's normal 7 days after the operation.
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Re: Post op question

Postby missy moo » 27 Oct 2017, 20:57

Hi how'd things go since your last post? I'm booked for fissurectomy an botox in 2 weeks I have 2 kids 1 four year old an a 6month old I'll have to carry my 6month old after surgery.just wanted to see how your going an how long you had your fissure before surgery an did the fissure come an go?
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Re: Post op question

Postby Sofie » 28 Oct 2017, 02:46

Hi,
I've had 3 fissures come and go, but the one I got operated on I've had for 5 years.
I'm now 9 weeks post op and doing better. I had to stay home from work for a total of 4 weeks because of recurrent bleeding and then I decided to start seeing an specialised physiotherapist. She taught me how to relax the muscles and that helped a lot.
I would recommend some help with the baby for the first few weeks because lifting is not great for the healing process.
Good luck.
If you have any other questions just let me know.
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Re: Post op question

Postby missy moo » 28 Oct 2017, 16:31

Thanks how do you relax the muscle? And are you better now then before the op?
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Re: Post op question

Postby Sofie » 29 Oct 2017, 00:47

I'm really better off because I had pelvic cramps because of the fissure and they are gone.
The physiotherapy teaches me how to recognise the different pelvic floor muscles so i can learn how to relax them when I'm on the toilet. I also sit on a tennis ball to stretch them which is quite funny, she also taught me the right posture to go to the toilet,....
I'm glad I had the surgery, but it's important that you know that the first weeks post op are hard and frustrating.
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Re: Post op question

Postby missy moo » 17 Jan 2018, 17:12

Hi how are you doing now?
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