Post LIS Help Please!!

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Re: Post LIS Help Please!!

Postby JulsPain » 07 Aug 2019, 12:35

Hi Ap093,

So I had my follow up and my surgeon didn’t reallt “look” too much in there, I just told her I had itching and a bit of pain and she said it was all from the wound of the tag removal.

I’m still not convinced that I’m healing because I’m on day 20 and I’m having a bit of pain similar to the fissure pain and it’s so hard to tell if it’s from the tag removal or not because the tag was directly on the fissure as my surgeon explained.

Still doing stool softeners. I went to the bathroom last night and despite everything being ok movement wise, I had a bit of bleeding. That upset me so much I honestly had a hard time sleeping as I haven’t had any bleeding since day 3 or so after surgery. Hoping it’s still the wound.

I also went to the bathroom this morning and had some burning but no blood. Had some spicy food yesterday so I’m PRAYING that’s what caused the burning and not spasms/fissure pain.

What brand stool softeners are you taking? I’m taking Colace, 2 pills a day before bed.
I thought I would be okay without taking them but honestly just scared at this point and don’t want to see more blood.
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Re: Post LIS Help Please!!

Postby Thorgrim » 13 Aug 2019, 20:04

Hey Juls,
Be prepared for lots of weirdness for a long time to come, I had LIS 10/18 and still get lots of weird feelings. It sounds like you are on the right track, I didn't have any blood after day five or six post op, but then had a little bit come back a few days later. If you had a tag removed I believe your recovery could be a little longer. My diet is no longer as limited as it was before surgery, but I do have to watch what I eat in a different way now, not sure exactly but certain acid foods will really burn coming out (especially alcohol and foods containing capsacin) and then my butt will burn for days, I think it is the scaring from surgery mostly- the skin and nerves are not the same anymore. I have excepted that I probably will never be the same. Keep up with the stool softeners and good diet and stay away from really acidic foods and I think you will be feeling better soon
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Re: Post LIS Help Please!!

Postby JulsPain » 17 Aug 2019, 22:44

Hi Thorgrim!

Thanks for the input. It’s been about 5 days since the pain began and it hasn’t resided :(

I’ve upped my colace a bit, and not having ANY white bread, red meat or dairy until this goes away. I think I eased up a bit and had a day of “lax” eating where I had some ice cream and chips and here we are :(

I’m just so confused how fast this new pain started. It’s directly opposite of my first fissure and my CRS didn’t mention anything about seeing another fissure during the surgery. I only had a small one about the size of a pen tip. I also had some hems excized but the pain is identical to the original fissure.

No bleeding these last few days so I guess that’s good. But this new fissure hurts significantly more than my original.

Went shopping today to keep my mind off of it but it was stinging so much that I almost had a breakdown at the mall.

Made an appointment to see my surgeon but I can only do early morning appointments due to work ( CRS is 2 hours Away) so I have to see her in the morning and make the drive back and her next one isn’t until Sep 9th.
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