Surrendering to the Knife

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Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 05 Mar 2013, 10:56

Well, that's that then. It turns out I'm allergic/oversensitive to every last cream that western medicine has for this problem. The nifedipine started creating a bad reaction this weekend. Herbs acupuncture and diets just haven't done enough to get me over the hump of healing. (Although I've been enjoying the pecans very much! They really do improve my poo quality!)
I'm scheduled for surgery on Thursday. There's no reason that I'm a hard case, so I hope this will go smoothly.
I'm totally freaking out. This will be my first time ever in a hospital or in surgery.
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby toomuch » 05 Mar 2013, 11:59

Please don't freak out. I had mine yesterday and was Freaking really badly on Sunday and also when I first got to the hospital yesterday, but I am so glad that I did it.
The signs so far are really good and that can only be positive. Everyone reacts differently and so I can't say how you will react or anyone reacts but I really do think that the surgery is worth it.
None of the creams had helped me either.
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby tojo78 » 05 Mar 2013, 12:10

coconut.. no need to be worried. I have had three minor surgeries in my life (and LIS is minor). Each time I have been treated very well and all my needs were met before releasing me. Just be kind to your rear end after surgery and follow your CRS's instructions for home care. Sitz baths are wonderful for discomfort relief and to promote healing!
Don't see it as you surrendering to the knife. See it more like the final surrender of your fissure!
Image <-- this is your fissure waving the white flag of surrender!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby richibeno » 05 Mar 2013, 12:44

Good luck
It will be fine
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby thisfissurecankissmybutt » 05 Mar 2013, 13:21

Based on my experience, LIS (and post-LIS) is a breeze. You will back to normal before you know it and wondering why you waited so long. Good luck!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 05 Mar 2013, 15:37

From what I hear on these boards, LIS is a breeze, but they need to take the skin tag and cut the actual fissure site, too, and that is more of a big deal, pain wise.
I keep telling myself that I've had a cut on my butt for 6 months, so putting another cut down there is hardly a change. That helps a little.
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby Klainn » 05 Mar 2013, 15:43

Coconut,
I have my surgery Thursday too. I surrendered during my doc visit on Monday. Betcha a coca cola classic we end up fine and racing to see who can brag first on these forums!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby coconut » 05 Mar 2013, 16:33

Klainn wrote:Coconut,
I have my surgery Thursday too. I surrendered during my doc visit on Monday. Betcha a coca cola classic we end up fine and racing to see who can brag first on these forums!

Deal. The first person to brag how great they are doing is owed a coke! (hold the pinch poke.)
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby jr2 » 05 Mar 2013, 16:48


Wishing you all the best for your upcoming surgery, and also for a speedy recovery! We're all cheering you through!
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Re: Surrendering to the Knife

Postby PIA » 05 Mar 2013, 16:58

Good luck. Try not to worry. Think of the good things you will be moving towards..waving your fissure goodbye.xxx
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