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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby Diamond » 10 Dec 2012, 17:15

It'll be over before you know it!
Just think about how soon your life will be back to normal.
My visit was okay - not what I wanted to hear though. The wound is accumulating exudate and pus - and she really probed it and realized it's deeper than what my daily nurse thinks. So I need to continue packing it to "wick" the bad stuff away.
I'm going away this weekend - so I'm worried about that. Considering bringing my sitz bath with me. She did say the best thing would be to go in the ocean - it will help me heal quicker. I'm personally worried about potential infection from the water but I hear it's fine as it's heavily salted? She is also going to get the doc to prescribe some antibiotics just in case I feel an infection coming on. Not what I wanted to hear but - at least I know where I stand for now.. I don't have an infection right now, just accumulation of pus. Definitely trying to be very patient with the healing process!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby owmybum » 11 Dec 2012, 02:55

Good luck for today richi
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 11 Dec 2012, 03:47

Yo Rich! Good luck bro! You'll be fine! Try as hard as possible not to worry..
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I did it, TWICE and I'm on the other side waiting on you bro..
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Diamond, which Surgery you want to knw abt?! Seton removal?! Is it a Cutting Seton or Drainage?!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby Diamond » 11 Dec 2012, 10:48

Hey Zee - Seton removal details please :)
I have a draining seton but the nurses say it appears to have cut through a little and moved a little lower. I'm assuming that just happened by chance as the area healed.
My surgeon didn't give me any indication of exactly what she'll be doing next. She said there are a few options - with 50% chance of success. Her nurse did mention there is also a chance that it could heal up on it's on and the seton would fall out (praying for that to happen!).
Anyway, at this rate - I just want to be back to 100%.. been living with this issue for 3 years now!
Did they simply remove your seton? Or did they lay open the rest of the fistula tract? Did they perform any other procedures when removing the seton? How was recovery compared to the initial surgery?
My other fistula is almost fully healed - that was just a simple fistulotomy. There's just some granualation tissue at this point and what looks like a scratch (8 weeks post-surgery), I still get some blood but nothing major. So wish they had both been like that!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby Diamond » 11 Dec 2012, 10:48

Good Luck Richi! I hope it all went well today. Here's to a speedy recovery!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 11 Dec 2012, 17:10

Richie! Talk to me kid! I'm worried! How did it go?!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 11 Dec 2012, 17:23

Hey zee here I am laying in bed in the hospital
Think I went OK have not seen surgeon think it was higher than first thought bug think he had played it open
Am in no pain hope there is no pain feel OK tired though,
Got some blue packing up there don't know how much or how deep it goes
So docs going to see me tomorrow hope is straight forward
IV eaten and drank loads of water and had a movicol
Hope yo are well zee
Here's to great healing
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 31 Jan 2013, 04:45

Hey zee how are you man '
Hope all's good
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby ZeeZee » 12 Feb 2013, 20:00

Yo guys! Wht's up?! Im doing well! Life is back to normal! There is life after surgery!
Richieeee, wht's up man?! How's the healing?!
Diamond! Speak to me, how are you keepng?!
ETO, how have you been?! It's been too long!
Man, it's good to be back among my friends!
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Re: Recent Surgery! Need advice and support!

Postby richibeno » 13 Feb 2013, 23:41

Hey zee
I not to bad
Still bit uncomfortable but hope its all OK 'surgen says its OK couple of hemorrhoids and an external one has popped up
Great to here you are doing good
I also get an ache now and then do you get any pains aches ect'
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