Bless your heart hang in there. Don't ever get down on yourself about what is going on. You went to a professional and trusted thier judgement. I am sorry to hear you are having such a challanging time.
The dilitiazem ointment really seemed to have done the trick for the fissure. The Dr. started me on it 3 wks prior and said that it had healed up when she did the surgery. I have had a discharge and found that a plain gauze folded loosely and placed carefuly is not as chafing as a panty liner can be at times. Especially around home in loose clothing. Have you talked with your Dr. about the yeast problem? Don't feel afraid to advocate for your cause. You should have a partnership with your Dr. I realize that is easier said than done but impossible. You have probably got the worst over with, but do try to give the xanax a shot for the spasms. They can be very painful and chronic pain can wear you down after a while.
Thanks so much for the encouraging comments, the constant health problem does seem to bring a person down. I had a large (15 cm) cyst and ovary removed last summer and now I am dealing with a large (7 inch) keloid scar that is giving me pain. I am scheduled to have it excised the end of March along with steroid injections to try to keep it from coming back. It was scheduled several weeks ago but I was not ready for more pain. I am hoping it will be easy after dealing with these issues.
I have been in contact with my ob/gyn and have tried 3 day monistat and 2 dozes of fluconazole. I will be seeing her today to see if things have cleared up. The gauze instead of a panty liner is something I will definititely try.
The dilitiazem ointment seems to helping. Definitely less pain, haven't taken a pain pill in a few days and the bleeding is better. It is encouraging to hear it has worked for others. Will keep the xanax in mind if I feel any more spasms.
Instead of a general surgeon I wonder if I should have found a specialist. You are right, I did trust the Dr's professional judgement. I am trying to make the most of the situation now and move on. Things seem to be improving the last few days, praying things continue. Trying to have positive thoughts.
Thanks Gizz and Guadet2 for your support. Take Care.
You are really doing well handling all you have got going on.
You have alot on your plate and I know from experience that chronic pain and medications can have a huge effect on your mind and body, and it sounds like you are doing pretty well with all of it, so give yourself credit due. You have more behind you than in front of you, "no pun intended" toward your complete recovery. I am glad you are going to see your gynecologist. I hope that will be a helpful and reassuring visit. Maybe you could go ahead and share some of your concerns with her if you feel comfortable with it.
Something else you might want to try is to just wear things that will allow as much air flow if you will as possible around the house. Like gowns instead of pants. Especially if just watching TV or napping. Just put a towel or something you are comfortable with under the old bumm and let the air get to the area that needs to heal. Now I know that may sound unusual but I know honestly it has helped me with other surgical issues I have had in the past. And I have had some doozies..
So fresh air, fiber, gauze, water, correct meds, warm baths, etc. Be good to yourself. You are doing great.. Hang in there.. Just do it a day at a time...
I have been given a antibiotic for a bacterial infection, still not sure if that is what it is but I only have one day left. They did a culture but haven't heard if that showed anything. I have been trying to keep the air circulating, no more pads!
Today I go see the surgeon, I plan on getting some answers ... Like how long will this go on?
Not sure if I should have another surgery until this is resolved. Though I want to get this all behind me.
Gizz, How is your recovery going? Do you feel like everything is good ? I hope so. Thanks for the good advice and definitely the encouragement. Certain days can be discouraging.
I guess I have 2 fissures . Out of the 3 internal hemroids removed, only one has healed correctly. A little discouraging, I am trying to get into a specialist but can't get in until early April. Will continue using the ointment and hope it heals the fissures.
I have decided to postpone my next surgery till things have healed up, don't want to risk any constipation or straining until the fissures heal.
I have a question though... I had two internal hemmorhoids banded, and a very large skin tag cut off that was at the outside of my rectal opening.
SHould the procedure I had cause me similar pain to what you guys have been through? I have all the same pain, with the exception of the spasming (however I have a long history of interstitial cystitis and pelvic floor dysfunction and muscle problems, so the muscles are always tight and contracted).
My surgeon said I could be back to work in 4 days. I am still in agony and the swelling is the worst it has been, now on day 5. THings are swollen terribly and the pain after a BM stings like crazy.
I told my employer I would try to be back next day... but I have told him I will go back tomorrow (day 6) and I am terrified. I cannot properly deal with a BM at work! I have to gently use the handheld shower now to help clean off - there is no way i can wipe (i tried, it hurt so bad I almost passed out).
So am I warranted in this, or is a skin tag removal small beans? I think I may have to try to work half days, as it hurts so bad to sit upright.
Sorry to hear about your pain, it does take a long time to recover. I had 3 internal hemroids removed (though the incision extends into the outer) and a skin tag removed externally. That area outside is very tender and seems to have a lot of nerves there. I know from my experience the outer area is very sensitive and seemed to lightly bleed for a long time. Mine still is slightly swollen at 7 1/2 weeks, although fissures are now involved.
Keep the BM's soft and moving. Soaking in a tub after BM's seems to help. (Can't do that at work though). I found the tub helped more but there are sitz baths available from drug stores for about $10. Have you tried the wet wipes? Dabbing to clean seems better than wiping.
You could ask your Dr's office for some type of ointment to possibly reduce the pain. My Dr's office seemed to minimize the pain and recovery time involved, sounds like your might too.
Hi, ilovescooby. I had surgery in December - very similar to yours. I believe that the spots where the skin tags were are slowest to heal!! I would NOT call them small beans! Ha!
First of all, calm down. Going back to work is not easy, but there are some ways to make it easier.
#1. Consider taking tylenol for the pain and ibuproven for the swelling. My doctor had me taking the combination for the first couple of weeks, and it helped me so much much more than narcotics. Take tylenol every four hours, take ibuproven two hours later, every four hours. So you're taking pills every two hours. I suspect you will get so much relief that you'll need only a couple of days like that.
#2. Build a little bathroom kit to take to work. You will need a 2 quart plastic bottle, a squirt bottle, soft gauze/wipes. When you go into the bathroom, fill the bottles with nice warm water. Take them both into the stall with you. After a bm, use the squirt bottle to clean yourself ... and when the squirt bottle is empty, use the 2 quart bottle to refill the squirt bottle so you don't have to get up! Use the gauze to dab til you're clean so it can just be flushed away.
kcindarella has great points ... keep those bms soft and moving! That is the best advice of all. I think that once you get to work, you'll know whether or not you are ready to be there. Trust your instincts. Good luck.