Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 04 Oct 2012, 15:08

29 days post op.. The wound has shrunk considerably.. It is red, no pus, no pain! I'm on the improve, Monday 08th October 2012 at 1:30pm is whn I go in to check the Seton..
I have started eating a little more 'normal'.. Still basically soups and fruits but tryng to eat more heavy stuff!
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I've started back driving and am gettng back to normal.. Still not out to work yet..
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 04 Oct 2012, 23:53

Hey zee 'iv just had a Seton put in like you' 'i had a perirectal abscess which burst had to clean it all out and get all thee bad tissue out quite deep,said I have a fistular tract too he put a Seton in to keep it clear and to help drain ' how was you in the first couple of days and the first bm
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 05 Oct 2012, 18:34

It was a little scary before I had the first one Rich.. Not knwing wht it would be like..
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To be honest, it takes a little gettng used to.. It's not like the ordinary.. You need to be extra careful.. Dab, don't wipe.. Get most of the heavy stuff out.. Jump in the shower or sitz and allow warm water to ease the tension.. Feels great as well as cleaning the area.. So if your BM's took 5 minutes pre op it may take 15-20 minutes after..
You may also see a little blood on the tissue and a little discharge..
Don't worry, tht's normal..
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If you need anythng, anythng at all.. Feel free to ask.. I'm 29 days post Fistulotomy..
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 06 Oct 2012, 01:05

How comes you have a Seton .are they going to see if it heals then take take it out to heal.or have you got another op to lay it open .I've got my Seton because of an abscess burst leading to a tract where the drainage Seton is
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 06 Oct 2012, 07:36

hi zee zee ,how do you keep the wound clean ,i got told off today ,said i had a bit of mess in it ,when the nurse change it ,i asked her how to clean ,but wasnot verygood at explaining it ,iv been loose today so that did not help
do i leave the internalpacking in and just clean where i can get to ,or do i use the shower to get in there ,but then the packing would get wet ,i been told not to get it wet ,help me please someone
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 06 Oct 2012, 09:35

Hey Rich, a 'bit of mess' is normal because of where it is but you can't leave it there.. The area must be kept clean at all times.. I'm not sure of the instructions tht your CRS gave you but I was told daily dressing and packing.. I have a nurse coming in to do it daily and wht I tried to do was eat really soft so as to have one BM per day..
Tht would usually be in the morning before the Nurse came to dress it..
So I would have my BM, dab with baby wipes, sitz bath and dry with a sterile Gauze and set one in and wait until she arrived.. Tht was never more thn 30 minutes frm my BM..
She would clear whtever there was and dress it for me for the day..
How often does your nurse come in?!
Ask a lot of questions.. It is your right..
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 06 Oct 2012, 09:38

I have to go see them .in the morning .but I have done 2 BMS today I have cleaned up best I can without taking out the packing .I amusing warm wet wipes ect
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 06 Oct 2012, 09:42

Excellent.. Good job..
Do you have a list of questions?!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 06 Oct 2012, 10:05

going in the morning at 11am ,to get it cleaned am gong to ask lots of questions tomorrow about how to clean can i shower ,leave the packing in ect ,thanks zee
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 07 Oct 2012, 15:35

Rich, how did it go?!
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