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Scheduled for 2nd LIS - Any success stories?

Postby mmklinemm » 18 Feb 2018, 12:47

Long story short... I was diagnosed with AF in 2014. I had LIS that October. Everything felt good and healed until February 2017. I couldn't get in to see my surgeon, so I saw another CRS in the same practice. He confirmed the AF, put me on Nifedipine, and recommended Botox if it didn't heal. After months and months, I felt healed.

Then, about a month ago I felt the tell-tale signs. No major pain, spasms, or blood, but I recognized the sensations. I got lucky and was able to see my original CRS. She confirmed it's the SAME EXACT fissure from 2014. She says it healed 75%, and that is why the symptoms are much less intense. She recommended a 2nd LIS and says since it's so much smaller, the incision will be, as well. I'm scheduled for March 5th.

I know all the risks associated with a 2nd LIS. Can anyone give me some hope this will finally fix my ongoing AF problems? Has anyone here had long-term success with a 2nd LIS?

On a positive note, I had thought this was a third AF and that I was prone to them and woud fear them for the rest of my life. It makes me feel better knowing it's the same AF that just didn't heal completely.

Thanks in advance! :afsmile:
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Nifedipine, Coconut oil/lavender essential oil, Lidocaine before BM, Aveeno Anti-itch Cream, Squatting, Finger support method, Bidet, Hot baths, Heating pad, 30g fiber/day, Wheatgrass juice
Status: LIS 20 Oct 2014, 2nd LIS 05 March 2018.
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Re: Scheduled for 2nd LIS - Any success stories?

Postby Mypoorbutt » 18 Feb 2018, 13:38

Hi,
I can’t offer advice but will watch your progress with interest as my fissure has reared it’s ugly head and I’m seeing my CRS on the 18th if march and will be asking about a 2nd LIS.
Super good luck and I really hope it all goes well
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Re: Scheduled for 2nd LIS - Any success stories?

Postby mmklinemm » 05 Mar 2018, 19:02

Thanks, mpb. I had the surgery this morning. She told my husband it went well. Fingers crossed I heal as well as last time. I'll post a more thorough update in my diary log. How are you feeling?
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Nifedipine, Coconut oil/lavender essential oil, Lidocaine before BM, Aveeno Anti-itch Cream, Squatting, Finger support method, Bidet, Hot baths, Heating pad, 30g fiber/day, Wheatgrass juice
Status: LIS 20 Oct 2014, 2nd LIS 05 March 2018.
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Re: Scheduled for 2nd LIS - Any success stories?

Postby Mypoorbutt » 06 Mar 2018, 01:41

Oh that’s great I’m sure you will recover well.
I’m doing ok thanx still some stinging but not with every BM and it doesn’t last long so I think it’s healing slowly with the GTN

Look forward to hearing your progress
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