The LemonMan's Diary

Diary

A place for you to keep a record of your healing or surgery.

Return to Diaries




Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby Mypoorbutt » 01 Nov 2016, 06:54

Hi LM,
I used the medi honey for a while and do think if you use it regularly and early enough it could help...again didn't help me but I think I was too far gone by the time I started I also used to put a tiny bit of comfrey cream in with it as that is really meant to help heal wounds.
I'm having my LIS next Tuesday and will be ordering the honey and the comfrey cream for after as I felt they were a lot better than the coconut oil.
I was allergic to diltiazem but love my GTN lol.
If you have found a good CRS than that's the most important thing, I would try the Botox at the very least you will be pain free for Xmas and it's better to do the Botox on the NHS then if needed you can have the LIS privately, but I'm sure all you will need is the relaxation from the Botox.
Good luck
Mypoorbutt
Moderator
 
Posts: 1870
Topics: 19
Joined: 25 Nov 2015, 14:10
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 205 times
Gender: Female

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby LemonMan » 01 Nov 2016, 13:45

Hi MPB,
Fingers crossed with Medihoney. I'm keeping a daily diary - which I'll post at the end of the week.
I hope your LIS goes well. I'm sure it will. Where about's is your fissure? Anterior (at the top) or posteria (bottom). Mine is Anterior, which is very rare for men 1% and about 10% for women. I'm really interested to know if the success rate for LIS has any bearing on where your fissure is. I doubt there is any research in to it though :-(


Cheers, LemonMan
Aug 14: Anal Abscess diagnosed
Dec 15: Anterior Anal Fissure diagnosed
Jan 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of Jan
Apr 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of May
Sep 16: Fissure back. Started Anoheal again
May 17: Botox and banding - fingers crossed
User avatar
LemonMan
VIP
 
Posts: 162
Topics: 4
Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 06:52
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Gender: Male

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby Mypoorbutt » 01 Nov 2016, 16:38

I think the diaries are a great idea they have really help me.
Mine is posterior so maybe the fact that it's more common hopefully means it will heal easier....fingers crossed.
No fissures seem to be overlooked which given the amount of pain they cause I feel is a nit surprising and very unfair.
Mypoorbutt
Moderator
 
Posts: 1870
Topics: 19
Joined: 25 Nov 2015, 14:10
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 205 times
Gender: Female

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby LemonMan » 01 Nov 2016, 17:42

Yes I think these diaries have saved my sanity to a certain extent! I've come to realise that the human body clearly has some very vulnerable features and needs looking after. With a posteria fissure you certainly fit into a standard group - which should limit your risk with LIS. If it's any comfort I saw a post recently stating the risk of complications was 0.5% - that's pretty good odds :-)
Aug 14: Anal Abscess diagnosed
Dec 15: Anterior Anal Fissure diagnosed
Jan 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of Jan
Apr 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of May
Sep 16: Fissure back. Started Anoheal again
May 17: Botox and banding - fingers crossed
User avatar
LemonMan
VIP
 
Posts: 162
Topics: 4
Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 06:52
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Gender: Male

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby LemonMan » 05 Nov 2016, 17:21

Bit of a stream of consciousness this week :-)

At the moment, I really want to be out of pain. For me it's a burning pain that's wearing me down. Sleep helps, but can't spend most of my life asleep. The good news is my CRS has agreed to see me via the NHS. He's a good surgeon, but I can't really afford to see him privately any more. On paper I can, but let's say family life is complicated. He's recommended botox, so now it's just a waiting game to get that done. Meanwhile my GP has given me a fresh supply of Anoheal (Diltiazem). I was going to ask for GTN, but at the last minute decided against it. Anoheal has worked for me before, so it's a case of the devil you know.

I have suffered the Diltiazem rash, but I have a feeling this may have something to do with how fresh the supply is, just a hunch. I also have a hunch it aggravates any candida imbalance you might have. Anyway that's a subject all on it's own - let's just say that sometimes I have a problem with it, and sometimes not. At the moment I am not getting the rash, and I'm hoping it is going to stay that way.

Incidentally I have heard that some people thought that prolonged use of Diltiazem thinned the skin. I'm confused by this, Diltiazem is not a steroid, and "skin thinning" is not listed as a side effect. I wonder if this was really due to some steroidal cream that was being used simultaneously. If anyone has any experience of this I would love to hear back.

I’m so grateful to have somewhere to express myself. There really is nowhere else I can tell people what I am going through. No-one else could possibly understand.

I've been looking into Coconut Oil and Medihoney. Coconut Oil wasn't really for me, but I think possibly there may be some benefits to Medihoney. The following link I have found to be a good summary:

http://www.woundsresearch.com/article/h ... d-dressing

I've therefore formulated the following plan, which worked for me last time (well mostly the same plan).

I'll be dong this for the next two months, or until I get botox.

Morning - Anoheal
Approx 7pm - Medihoney gel
Evening - Anoheal
At least one hot bath a day
Aim to swim everyday (at least 4 times a week)
Movicol every day
Multivitamins and Vitamin C every day

Last time I tried this regime, I was pain free after about 5 weeks, and then okay for another 4 months. Assuming I get the same result I will definitely continue to take Movicol for a good while after, and probably will continue with the Medihoney and vitamins until I am sure I am fixed (nothing like positive thinking...)

There's the general plan at least. Day 1 today :-)

LemonMan
Aug 14: Anal Abscess diagnosed
Dec 15: Anterior Anal Fissure diagnosed
Jan 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of Jan
Apr 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of May
Sep 16: Fissure back. Started Anoheal again
May 17: Botox and banding - fingers crossed
User avatar
LemonMan
VIP
 
Posts: 162
Topics: 4
Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 06:52
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Gender: Male

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby erbear » 13 Nov 2016, 03:44

Hello LM! I have been thinking of you and your research. I have been also doing a lot of research of my own in terms of diet and trying to have that help but I am starting to lean towards surgery as well. You and I spoke briefly about medihoney (I ordered some). How is that going? Are you still thinking of Botox?
erbear
Salt Bather
 
Posts: 33
Topics: 3
Joined: 19 Jul 2016, 06:58
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 1 time
Gender: Female

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby LemonMan » 23 Nov 2016, 14:05

Hi erbear!

Hope you are doing well, or at least coping :-)

Can't believe my last post was the 5th of November. That makes this day 18 of my plan. I've been using medihoney every day about the time I get home from work. Generally I feel it is helping. Even if it's only helping 1% I think it's worth doing. I haven't been doing as much exercise as I would like (maybe two or three times a week), but I'm also sure that is beneficial. I read an article recently about how exercise helps speed up healing. I take vitamin C everyday too, and have noticed a general improvement with my skin across my body. Maybe these things in combination with Anoheal will do the trick (well I'm hoping anyway).

Generally I have seem improvement in my symptoms from when I started. The problem I have I guess is I don't know if I am just managing my symptoms with no real improvement, or if things really are healing.

I'm still on the waiting list for botox, and for once I am glad of the NHS waiting lists. I want to give my plan a proper go before going to the next stage. Time will tell. For now I'm just happy I am relativity pain free.

Have you tried medihoney? The gel is really the one to use. Hope you got that. I don't know if it's going to suffice on its own, but definitely helps as part of a plan I feel.

Best LemonMan
Aug 14: Anal Abscess diagnosed
Dec 15: Anterior Anal Fissure diagnosed
Jan 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of Jan
Apr 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of May
Sep 16: Fissure back. Started Anoheal again
May 17: Botox and banding - fingers crossed
User avatar
LemonMan
VIP
 
Posts: 162
Topics: 4
Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 06:52
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Gender: Male

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby erbear » 23 Nov 2016, 17:42

I am so glad you found a system! Through out the process, the best for my mental and physical state was having a plan and a routine.

I went to my doctor yesterday as a matter of fact, and she said she refused to do anything next until my stools are 100% soft. Even though I work all day making my stool soft, it's still about 90% soft. So now she is sending me to a GI specialist to see why my stools aren't softening after a huge diet change and supplements! She put me back on Diltz in the meantime and a bunch of laxatives but I don't want to be dependent on those. She did talk about Botox next, which I am concerned will make the area worse than surgery but I'll have to do some research. I do feel like I have a candida inblalace as well but I don't know how to mention that to the doctors since I feel like they will brush it aside.

I did order medihoney!! But the box arrived empty and I got a full refund. I will reorder it again :)

Feel free to share any other routines worth trying!!
erbear
Salt Bather
 
Posts: 33
Topics: 3
Joined: 19 Jul 2016, 06:58
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 1 time
Gender: Female

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby LemonMan » 24 Nov 2016, 14:06

Sounds like your Doctor is okay, and knows the steps at least :-) As far as I am aware botox doesn't have any lasting effects in itself, just a temporary relaxation of the sphincter muscles that lasts for about 3 months. But to be fair I haven't looked into it too much just yet, but I certainly will. Maybe if you can keep your stools soft enough, for long enough you will have a chance to heal :-)

I know what you mean about mentioning candida, and not to add it as another factor to complicate things. When I was suffering from the 'diltiazem itch' I really felt it was connect to a candida issue, and used the standard topical creams - which helped a lot. However is could have been because of the anti-inflamatory components of the candida cream. Point is it helped get rid of the itch, which was driving slightly crazy.

LemonMan
Aug 14: Anal Abscess diagnosed
Dec 15: Anterior Anal Fissure diagnosed
Jan 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of Jan
Apr 16: Anoheal - Thought was healed end of May
Sep 16: Fissure back. Started Anoheal again
May 17: Botox and banding - fingers crossed
User avatar
LemonMan
VIP
 
Posts: 162
Topics: 4
Joined: 18 Mar 2016, 06:52
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Gender: Male

Re: The LemonMan's Diary

Postby erbear » 26 Nov 2016, 22:45

I agree. I think I just need to give it time. I have been dealing with this for 2 years so more time seems impossible. This week I have started the Candida Diet and Cleanse and it has been helping a lot, but I am only on day 2. It is a lot of work though, so not for everyone. But if you want to check it out and see, google "Candida Cleanse".
erbear
Salt Bather
 
Posts: 33
Topics: 3
Joined: 19 Jul 2016, 06:58
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 1 time
Gender: Female


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Diaries



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests