Day 15 of zero spasms

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Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 05 Jun 2019, 04:05

My fissure healing diary:

I'm on Day 15 of zero spasms. I've had very good soft-serve BMs every morning usually pain level 1-2 for a minute after going. I always shower and put rectogesic after then a sitz bath about an hour or so later with some more recto. This seems to also avoid the tightness feeling then the rest of the day is all good. I did have two days with slightly harder BMs but it may have been related to my menstrual cycle as I didn't really change my diet.
I don't really feel like it has improved since day 1 of this spasm-free period. It feels a bit like I'm in limbo - not in severe pain but also not healed or improving much. If I was in severe pain I'd be booking surgery in a second.

So perhaps someone can offer advice? For those who've healed from a fissure, how did the healing go in terms of progression over time? Was it a few weeks with minor pain, more or less before consistently zero pain? I am wondering if this is the best I can achieve without surgery... I am ok with surgery, but I don't know how much longer I should wait with this small level of pain each day. I am extremely strict with diet and the whole ointments procedure and am sure I'd backtrack quite a bit if I stopped doing this. If anyone has had a similar experience in terms of healing, I'd love to hear from you.
Background: Going on my 5th month with a chronic fissure. Originally had severe spasms for hours but now only tightness/soreness occurs if I miss a sitz bath/rectogesic/good routine.
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby appleapple » 05 Jun 2019, 19:59

congrats on zero spasm days!

don't have any advice to share (struggling with my own battle) but sending healing vibes!
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 06 Jun 2019, 03:31

Thanks appleapple! I am truly immersing myself in healing vibes these days so fingers crossed :)
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 06 Jun 2019, 04:09

Day 16 of zero spasms

Today's BM was the same as yesterday but could have been slightly softer. Still, pain level 1 and only for 1 minute right after.

Yesterday's diet and procedure went like this:

- BM first thing, shower then rectogesic
- Breakfast: wholemeal oats, half a mango, half teaspoon of chia seeds, small portion of baby spinach cooked in coco oil.
- sitz bath with epsom salts then another application of recto
- lunch: salmon, wholemeal spagetti with broccoli and mushroom soup, vitamin C tablet, small piece of dark choc
- applied some cream called Isdin - it's a nappy rash cream with zinc oxide 40%
- between lunch and dinner took: zinc, l-lysine and probiotic supplements
- went on a 30 min walk up a hill and lay in the sun next to a nice fountain
- before dinner, shot of olive oil (2 tablespoons)
- Dinner: small serving of brown rice with potato , eggplant, zuccini mix with olive oil on top. Small salad with beet, avocado and lentil.
- took 2 magnesium citrates and 1 cod liver oil, 1 miralax dissolved in coco milk, small piece of dark choc, half a yogurt with honey.
- drank around 2.4 litres of water in total
- before sleeping did some massage/dilation using index finger then a bigger dilator, then slightly bigger. Used coco oil. Then after applied isdin again inside and diltiazem on the outisde.

Any advice on how this diet or routine could be improved?
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby Abu » 06 Jun 2019, 10:40

Keep doing what works for you :)
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 07 Jun 2019, 03:18

Day 17 of zero spasms:

Today was BETTER. Softer and smaller BM with no pain JUST DISCOMFORT. Yay!

Things that were different:
I used a finger cot and coco oil to clean inside thoroughly whilst showering. It felt very soft so I wanted to make sure no bits were left behind.
Yesterday:
Breakfast: NO OATS, I think cutting out oats helped somehow. Only ate mango, kiwi, half tsp of chia, 1 egg.
Lunch: same as yesterday but had perch instead of salmon
Dinner: same but with the addition of tofu and chickpeas instead of lentils in salad.
Used more raw olive oil on top of meals
Total fibre was around 20g
Had a tiny bit more miralax like, 1.2 sachets.

Put rectogesic at night time as I was too tired to do dilation. Then some manuka honey inside as well.

Let's see how tomorrow goes!

Good day so far! I just got my period so am feeling meh but my butt is happy so far. :)
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 09 Jun 2019, 05:32

Day 19
- yesterday and today were the same as day 17. Just discomfort. Yay!
- I had a work trip Friday - Saturday and was veryyy nervous about messing things up but I'm still on track.
- Day 3 of only discomfort
- I tried quinoa flakes for breakfast today so will see if they affect my BM tomorrow
- I am trying to wean myself off of rectogesic and sitz baths to slowly become a normal person again lol
- On Saturday I wasn't able to have a bath and only applied recto once and felt totally fine.
- let's see if I can get that discomfort to feeling normal! Unsure of when to start slowly going back to normal eating or being more flexible...
- started applying aquaphor on Friday. Feels nice and lubricating but unsure if it'll help in healing...
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 11 Jun 2019, 08:23

Day 21 of zero spasms
- diet has been more or less the same
- BMs still very soft, literally falling out within seconds. I am slowly lowering my miralax dosage to see if slightly more formed BMs are more beneficial
- have felt a little more tightness a few hours after a BM. I am guessing it might be because I skipped doing dilation for 3 or 4 days due to schedule and work trip. Will resume tonight again. Unsure of going bigger or not...
- starting to consider surgery if no improvement is seen in the next couple of weeks
- seeing my CRS next week to ask for advice on what to do next
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby appleapple » 12 Jun 2019, 21:04

so happy for your good progress. gives me hope too!
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Re: Day 15 of zero spasms

Postby tightbutt5678 » 13 Jun 2019, 02:40

Thanks appleapple!

Day 23 of zero spasms

- last 2 days have been more or less the same BM -wise
- today woke up at 8.30am and didn't have the urgency to go straight away. It's 9.30am now and still haven't gone. Enjoying the morning and drinking warm ginger tea. I will make a warm prune juice and coffee soon to see if I can get things moving.
- I notice that if I don't sleep enough, my BMs are delayed. Last night I went to bed around 3am so I only got less than 5 hours. Actually excited to have a coffee for the first time in ages!
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