Re: Keys to Success for Sphincterotomy Recovery
Ah, glad to hear a success story with this surgery. Been lookin around on this forum and hearing all kinda horror stories to the point I almost cancelled my appointment with the surgeon. It's just a consultation for the 29th but I was terrified.
I have suffered from the fissures for idk a couple years but they were always very minor and healed up within a day or two. And I went through a bad spell 2-3 months ago where I'd almost cry going to the bathroom and I had so much pain and blood. I am now using nitroglycerin ointment and on miralax every day.
I guess what I want to know from you is do they send you home with pain meds as well? I intend to let my surgeon know (if he does the surgery, maybe I can get lucky and he has a miracle fix) that I don't handle pain well at all so maybe he'll make sure I'm comfortable.
Also..There's LIS, which seems to be bearable..but the fissurectomy is where they score off the scar tissue is that right?? But also read that's an outdated thing to do?
Idk...all in all I'm absolutely terrified. I'm very young and suffer from health probs and I've never had surgery before and it's such a sensitive area and I'm trying to start a new job this is already ruining a small part of my life I just want it to be over. Any help from you sir, you seem to have a good experience with it, will be helpful