... Day 26.... Never thought I would get this far.
Hello rufous57. That is a really good idea about using the mustard/ketchup bottles! I am going to do that. You really have got it bad with so many things going on down there. I feel sorry for you having to suffer with it all. Let's hope that the changes you are making with diet, etc. will help you keep away from the... (37 replies)
... I have been trying to do more cause just cant stand doing nothing and then i have been really uncomfortable with the stitches like rubbing. I made appt with doc to get some more lidocaine cream and possibly pain meds for bm. We shall see. ... (37 replies)
... My stitches came out on their own! Was so weird when I would wipe, big pieces would come off. I believe mine are all gone now! ... (37 replies)
... Yes! I agree with you! Seems that your dr would be happy to call in your med!! Not sure what 2 rows mean either! I hope recovery is speedy for you!!! (6 replies)
... I was thinking the stitches were dissolvable or that they come out on there own. Not sure. ... (37 replies)
... h the external swelling and it feels horrendous. I might try and use some ice to reduce the swelling. I am worried that I have a new 'roid already. Maybe your stitches are rubbing because your skin trying to expel them now? ... (37 replies)
... Also, its very rough down there when i walk like stitches are rubbing skin. I wonder if i should call doc about any of this. ... (37 replies)
... Have you got rid of your stitches yet? ... (37 replies)
... nd will be painful to my doc and thats it. I have started doing bm in sitz tubs and that seems to help alot but still hard to reslly move around and its like the stitches are really irritating me now. I cant wait to be able to really get back at things. I hope my recovery reallyis around their projected 2weeks. Lol! ... (6 replies)
... I had my surgery almost a week ago and it has been horrible. The pain meds i was prescribed dont seem to have really helped and my doc says i have to go back to ER to get more or something different because thats who technically gave them to me. Thats stupid. The ER isnt my surgeon so why didnt he write the script. I have been taking stool softeners and BM arent really hard... (12 replies)
... Yep, I did not have any stitches. The surgeon said that the cuts were made in places that would not really hold stitches well. He told me that I would have to use a shower head to wash myself after I had been to the toilet and not use tissue for a few weeks. ... (37 replies)
... I had string on a wipe today but thought my stitches would come out not as soon! ... (37 replies)
... anicked. I had so many sitz baths that my skin got too wet so I just wash with the shower head now and put a bit of baby powder around to keep it dry. Are your stitches itchy yet? ... (37 replies)
... Today was the the first day I actually felt everything down there. And my stitches are almost to my lady part! Argh! A few days ago I looked at everything to make sure it's not getting infected. ... (37 replies)
... I just start burning around the whole thing. I get in the shower to clean everything. And then put lidocaine on. But, til it calms down its the worst. i have had stitches come out the past few days. Yesterday was a big knotted piece of thread. It's definitely not something I ever want to do again either!! ... (8 replies)
... I'm on my 9th day of recovery. Almost no bleeding. I'm not a doctor, but I've been told that as dissolvable stitches go away there can be some bleeding associated with that. So I won't be alarmed if I have some bleeding further on in this process. ... (12 replies)
... Twice I have had some blood for no real reason. I am thinking it's the stitches dissolving. It did not do this the first week. Week two it started. I am feeling less pain this week so far. YAY. ... (1 replies)
... disolving stitches left but everything is "EXCELLENT"!!! ... (41 replies)
... DAY OF SURGERY:
This morning i was strangely calm. Too calm. Inside i was petrified but outside you couldnt tell. I got up at 6 for a shower and then got the kids ready for school, did washing, unpacked and repacked the dishwasher, took kids to school then came home and packed.
I was freaking out when we had to leave. THIS WAS IT!!
Before we go any further, this experience... (41 replies)
... I have 3 days to go (deep breaths!!). Today i had a full body massage as my back is really sore and needed it done before i lay in bed for weeks! Really glad i got it done! Tomorrow i am scheduled to have acupuncture in preparation for the surgery. I will have tiny needles in (not sure where) for about a week. Apparently it will help with pain relief and promote healing of my... (41 replies)