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What a total hell and nightmare it is to live with this condition of a chronic anal fissure. I have been dealing with mine for only 4 months, but in that time I have tried several common rectal doctor recommended creams. And none of them worked. I tried over the counter creams and creams recommended online, all gave no help.
I know everyone's pain threshold is relative, but I would say on my worst days my pain has been a 9 out if 10. I am a grown married man and I even had to call my mom one day to come over and help. I was literally disabled with pain. My fissure I believe started after a bad bout of constipation. My bms are generally okay but its the 4 to 5 hours after which are the worst. I take a fiber powder supplement which seems to maybe help overall But it does bulken my stools, but they are soft thankfully. I also drink lots of water, try for 8 glasses a day.
This issue has just turned my life upside down and fortunately I have been seeing a fairly renowned rectal surgeon. I am hoping is reputation holds true because I do have fears about my upcoming surgery. He is very receptive to how I wanted to deal with this problem, first going the conservative route and the opting for the surgery. He has been very supportive.
He says I will be under GA and the wound will not be closed to help better prevent infection. He says it will take no longer than 30 minutes but im scheduled for 1 hour. Again, this is all does frighten me and depresses me, but I'm praying for relief and a positive outcome. I have read so many stories here about some of you living with this for years!! There is no absolute way I could do that. I will keep you all posted on the results of my surgery and provide any recommendations post surgery. I will even recommend my doctor if all goes well. If you have any advice for life immediately after surgery and what to expect I would be greatful to hear that.
Wish you all the best and wish you all the best health.
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