I have been told that I need hemroid surgery for an external hemroid. The doctor did, however, say I could just treat it but it would never go away. I've tried several different treatments and am now leaning toward surgery. My doc says it will put me out of commission for 6 weeks. Can anyone give me some pros and cons of surgery? Also, when she says out of commission, does she mean in bed resting or could I rest out by my pool, shop..etc..?