Re: Hemorrhoid Banding on Friday (8/7) I will update throughout recovery.
So today I had the LIS procedure done. I had it done early this morning and have tried to stay off of my feet as much as possible although I have moved around the house. Haven't had too much pain, but when I checked the gauze that was tucked between my cheeks I was a little shocked at how much blood was on it - it was soaked! In the surgery room it was a little embarrassing - having to lay stomach down with your rear end elevated in the air with a pillow. The strangest part was when I came too I had on these little gauze-material tighty-whiteys - that I did not put on! I think it's safe to say somebody handled my "stuff", but heck if I knew anything about it while I was sedated!
The doc told me to continue w/ the Nifedepine while it heals and to do the sitz baths starting tomorrow to promote healing. I felt a little lump down there when applying the cream and it looks like an external hemorrhoid! I've never had one of those! I'm hoping the sitz baths will help that go away in the next few days.
Also - I have not had a BM yet, and I am worried about it being painful. I'm sure I'll have to go early tomorrow morning so we'll see.
Last edited by iTAPout; 08-11-2009 at 09:12 PM.