Re: Recovery from Hemorrhoid Surgery
OK. It's been 24 hours... and my pain has dropped! Yea!!!
I was in HUGE pain prior to surgery. Like 10+ for about 48 hours straight. It was horrible. After the surgery, after the drugs wore off, the pain came back, but it was more of a pressure pain, different from the thrombosed hemorrhoid sharp pain I had prior to the surgery.
Post surgery pain was pretty bad starting about 3 hours post surgery through 14 hours post surgery. During this time, I was taking Roxicet 5-325 every 4 hours and 600mg ibuprofin every 4 hours so I was getting a pain killer every 2 hours. "Pain killer" is a misnomer... they really didn't do ANYTHING, but I took them none-the-less.
The pain in my anus was steady and constant... and about 4 hours after surgery I felt like I had to poop. I spent about 30 minutes in the bathroom (standing mostly, but sitting when I thought it was imminent), but nothing came. Called the doctor, because the pressure was pretty intense down there. She said that the feeling was coming from all my muscles being in spasm... and the best thing to do is to get them to relax.
So I got in the bathtub. Took a 60 minute bath. While this felt great, it also screwed up my body temp... I was shivering when I got out and had to get back in with hot water to get warmed up. After the bath, I still had the pain (10) and the feeling like I had to poop... and I was getting cold sweats while warming up. I got into bed, under the covers, and low and behold, fell asleep. It was only for about 45 min, but that was great considering I hadn't slept in 24 hours. From midnight until about 4am, I got about 3 hours of sleep (waking up every hour or so to go pee).
At 4am, I was up... and I noticed that the pain had dropped. It was now at about an 8!! Now, this was ONLY when I was not moving around, laying in bed. Still very difficult moving around (painful). By 9am (18 hours after surgery), I actually forgot to take my pain pills while lying in bed! So I'm in a great deal MORE comfort (the most I've been in in about 6 days). Walking and peeing is still painful. And I'm quite anxious about the next hurdle... pooping.
Last edited by Administrator; 07-14-2011 at 10:17 AM.