Surrendering to the Knife

Are you having, or have you had a Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy (LIS)? Please share your experiences here, or ask any questions.

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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby Luka » 05 Mar 2013, 17:22

I wish you the best with your surgery, coconut! I can't afford surgery at this point and I'm not at that point anyway that I would seriously consider it, so I will continue with the ointments. I'm sorry to hear you had bad reactions to all the ointments.
I hope you feel better very soon and that your surgery goes very well. Good luck!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby marg6043 » 05 Mar 2013, 20:22

Coconut nothing to worry about I am a veteran of surgeries, two major (organs removed) and two minor, I am still here and kicking.
So, if you find yourself too worry ask for something to ease your tension, so you can relax.
I have been there and doctors has been very nice when I asked for something mild to relax me don't hesitate to ask.
By the way people that have LIS that has posted experiences they all do fine and so will you.
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby enough is enough » 05 Mar 2013, 20:30

Adding my voice to the chorus of encouragement and best wishes. LIS is the best thing I've done in years - I'm 2.5 weeks out and absolutely, totally pain-free. I only wish I'd saved myself years of discomfort. Saw my CRS yesterday for my first (and probably last) post-op visit, and she's very pleased with my progress.
I had a thyroidectomy at age 39, and a tonsillectomy at age 48. Compared to those, LIS was a cakewalk.
Good luck, and keep us posted! :)
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 05 Mar 2013, 20:44

Tojo -If they made a white flag for me, it would totally have lol stamped on it!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby marg6043 » 05 Mar 2013, 20:49

Coconut don't forget to come back and post your recovery and post op experience.
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 05 Mar 2013, 21:05

^oh, I'll be back. This place has become my facebook. You all are the only people who understand what is really on my mind these days.
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby owmybum » 06 Mar 2013, 10:33

Coconut.... It's great you are moving forward with this. Your life can finally get back to normal!
Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 06 Mar 2013, 15:32

owmybum wrote:Coconut.... It's great you are moving forward with this. Your life can finally get back to normal!
Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby owmybum » 06 Mar 2013, 16:57

Ha.... Bonkers!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 06 Mar 2013, 20:24

I've lost my pre/post op instructions! Total panic land. I'm sure it just said to not eat/drink after midnight and to do two enemas in the morning. But normally, I would sooth my anxiety by reading them over tonight. I can't believe myself these last few days. I'm so wound up.
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