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Board: Bowel Disorders 03-09-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Tweetums
Smile Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

If I can help, in any way, I'm glad to. Having pain down there is a lonely journey, because people just don't talk about that sort of thing, unless it's online in this type of setting. --- Anyway,...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-09-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, everhope -

Yes, I'm still around - and whenever someone posts on this forum, I usually get a notification email about that.

It sounds like you had a lot done, down below. I had both...
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-13-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I hope you get some answers - and solutions! - andmaz. It seems that these "doctors" don't always have answers or solutions, and half the time they don't know what's going on, to begin with.
...
Board: Bowel Disorders 05-01-2013, 08:40 PM
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Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DM - I just got your message here.

You're right - it IS disappointing to have such a "minor" and "minimal" type of surgery turn out to be very hard to get past. I've gone through the...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, Depressedmama -

I'm writing to offer my support.

First of all, you're very early in your recovery. It's possible that you'll need quite a bit more time, before everything will feel...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-27-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hello, ShoreBette -

I totally understand what you're going through - especially with regard to the anal pain's effect on the surrounding buttock muscles, etc. --- When my fissure was at its...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-26-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Tweetums
re: my recent experience with spincterotomy

Hi, Stakia -

That's wonderful! It does sound like you've had a fairly quick recovery, so far.

My recovery has been longer, but I'm very glad I had the surgery. --- Like you said, a...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hmm, okay. Who knows, it might help.

Let me know if you try it -- neither of my Crs's have recommended that sort of thing, which makes me think they're strictly surgeons, with little-to-no...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-25-2013, 12:24 PM
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Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, Dizzy -

My CRS (who performed my surgery) has said that getting another fissure, post-surgery, is rare. Neither he, nor another CRS I've seen, has found a fissure in me, since my surgery.
...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-24-2013, 06:23 PM
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Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Thank you, holdingon, for sharing your experience with the healing process. I hope you're right about the pain. Today I got on my bicycle and rode around - and it didn't seem to hurt me, any - but...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-15-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hello, Terry -

So glad you're on the mend, as well. This fissure stuff is a tough road, for sure. It's taken me every bit of this year, since my surgery at the end of January, to feel somewhat...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-05-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

And have you gotten any CRS opinions about what this lingering discomfort could possibly be?

I tell ya, these CRS guys are all different! My first two weren't any good at all, with regard to my...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-04-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

That was a very good and informative update, DailyHope. It's so easy to get discouraged and depressed with a fissure - and people need to not give up! I'm much, MUCH better off than I was, even...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

When did you have your bottom surgery, andmaz? I had mine at the first of February (this year), and it's taken me a long time to feel significantly better down below. I'm finally at the point...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-25-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, again, Terry -

So nice to read about your positive experiences - and yes, you're right . . . there are many BAD fissure/LIS experiences posted on alot of health boards, so it's nice to read...
Board: Bowel Disorders 10-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Terry, I'm so glad you're doing well. Thank you for telling your story.

IMO, fissures do not get better on their own OR stay better on their own. I'm very glad I had the surgery, even though...
Board: Bowel Disorders 08-20-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

Emme, I had a LIS and fissurectomy, several months' ago - end of January (2012). I've had absolutely NO trouble with incontinence - none at all. It has taken me several months to heal, but I've not...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-25-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

My crs said that complications, like infections, are rare. I didn't get one - but I think there might be a few who do.

Still, infections can be cleared up - but I didn't have any problems...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-25-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I'm still having pain and some discomfort. At this point, I don't know when I'll heal.

I have to take my mother on a long trip next week . . . I'm very concerned about how I'll manage myself. ...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I saw my crs yesterday - and I also have pain in the right upper buttock and hip. My crs said that, even though I'm female, I have no padding on my bottom - which he says most females have. He...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-20-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I saw my crs yesterday - and I also have pain in the right upper buttock and hip. My crs said that, even though I'm female, I have no padding on my bottom - which he says most females have. He...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I don't know what country you're in, but I'm in the western part of the U.S. - and I always get in to see any crs, very quickly - usually within a week. One time, I was in pain and called for an...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-18-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

IMO, recovery from this type of surgery (of the anal sort) takes a lot of time for some people.

You're still early into your recovery - and I'm 2 1/2 months past my surgery and am still having...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I did have a terrible setback - with constipation and bleeding (as a result of the constipation), about six weeks' after my surgery. That was a month ago - the setback. --- Since then, I got back...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

Oh, gosh! I'm so sorry you're having such difficulties. I know that once that area is operated on, it can take awhile to heal.

The emotional stress that a fissure brings to someone's life...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
Posted By Tweetums
Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

Oh, gosh! I'm so sorry you're having such difficulties. I know that once that area is operated on, it can take awhile to heal.

The emotional stress that a fissure brings to someone's life...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-20-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By Tweetums
Re: fissure , appointment with doctor

Hi -- I wish you good luck with that - I truly hope it works for you. It's good that your crs isn't "cut happy" and is trying a conservative approach. --- I went through all that, too, but it...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-15-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

I wish you the very best, too. I said an afternoon prayer for your (our) healing included.

ITA, this is a long, drawn-out process that will surely take a lot of time and patience, before we feel...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-15-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

Hello, and I'm glad you got my reply - and thank you for replying to my reply.

Well, I guess there's no easy, quick road to recovering from this type of ordeal - but at least you've been able to...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-12-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Well said, DH. That's exactly what I would write (about this experience), too.

Just because recovery for some people takes longer, it doesn't mean that everyone will take longer to heal. I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-12-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH - I hope you're feeling better. I'm still dealing with my problem, though I'm back on the Miralax. I'll try to post an update later.
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-11-2012, 07:27 PM
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Views: 1,078
Posted By Tweetums
Re: What next??

Hi, I just wanted to say I hope you've gotten some answers by now and are feeling better.

It sounds to me like you have an anal fissure. The first crs I saw didn't even see mine. The second one...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-11-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

It's been awhile since I've heard from you - I know you mentioned having a yeast infection. I hope you're feeling better.

I had a setback today - blood with my bm (which was quite...
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,928
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Re: Sphincterotomy - Help please

Hi, how are you doing?

I'm almost 6 weeks post LIS and fissurectomy, and today for the first time I've had bleeding with my bm. I'm absolutely totally upset over this, because I saw my crs three...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-27-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

I'm glad to hear from you. I was getting a bit worried, thinking maybe you had suffered a huge setback. Glad to hear you're alright.

I'm still swollen, too -- it's not nearly as big...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-22-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

Just checking in. Yesterday I had my second post-op appt. with my crs. It went fairly well - but I did tell him about the burning/itching. He said that if it continued for another week...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

Thank you (and your husband, too) for your prayers and good wishes for a complete recovery for both of us. You have my prayers and good wishes, as well. --- If I didn't have faith, I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-19-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
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Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

I totally agree about the antibiotics causing side effects and other symptoms (bitter taste in mouth, etc.). For me, I was taking heavy doses of Macrodantin, which caused...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-16-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Good Morning, DH:wave: I'm on the west coast of the US, so it's still a.m. here.

Thanks for the icon help, btw :)

Okay, well, it seems that you made it through your appointments (not without...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Okay, it's happened again - I don't see the post I just left for you.
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

OMGosh, it sounds like you're suffering every bit as much as I have. I'm so, so sorry you're having all that pain, yuck, discomfort, and general post-op awfulness. I know exactly what...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, again, DH -

I'm checking to see if my lengthy post appeared, but not yet. Darn - well, I'll have to try to retype it, if it doesn't show up soon . . .
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

I posted a lengthy reply . . . but as yet, I don't see it . . .
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-14-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, DH -

Thank you for the detailed response! I really think it's good to have support people throughout this ordeal - and it very much can be an ordeal. I'm glad we can compare our...
Board: Bowel Disorders 02-12-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,095
Posted By Tweetums
Re: LIS (Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy) Recovery

Hi, I had an LIS and fissurectomy almost 2 weeks ago, and though my incision seems fine (and I checked out okay last Tues., for a post-op visit with my crs), I'm having burning in my bottom. I don't...
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