Seton surgery after care

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gypsyfp
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   Posted 8/16/2017 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I had seton surgery yesterday; it went well, but on the ride home, I started to feel nauseous. I then proceeded to puke every bit of water I tried to consume for the next 5 hours. Anybody else react that way? Ugh. By 10pm, I also had a raging fever of 103. I called my CSR and he said to take tylenol and call me if it was still bad in the morning. His theory was that I had an allergic reaction to anesthesia. yay
This was the first time I've ever been under general anesthesia and I was wrecked. So wrecked that I stayed in the car while my dad went in to get my prescription. I stupidly thought that the hospital would give me the things that I needed, not wait until after I had surgery to give me a list of stuff. So now, I have no colace, no peri bottle, no konsyl, no milk of magnesia. I'm angry at myself for not knowing better.
It's the morning after so I just sat in hot water to take all the gauze and tape off. I then placed a big csection pad because that's all I had. I'm not in any pain. This is my first surgery and I'm really just winging it. Can you guys tell me what to do now?
I need to go to the pharmacy and get so much stuff, but I really don't want to go.
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U B Tough
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   Posted 8/16/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Gypsyfp,

Please don't blame yourself for not knowing when the hospital is responsible for not better communicating with you. I had mine placed in March and they too didn't give me a list until after the surgery. I had been draining for ages so I already had pads etc.

You'll only need stool softeners, fibre etc if you become constipated, so don't rush out to buy a bunch of products you might not need. Right now you're still recovering from surgery so cut yourself a break....put your feet up and watch Scandalsmile

I'd suggest a donut or foam to sit on, take a few sitz baths and rest.

Your reaction to anesthetic isn't unusual. I've always vomited after. Just be mindful of your fever and pain levels. If you suspect something is wrong go to ER.

Wear pads and change often. I used the ABD pads over top of a sanitary pad when drainage was heavy. Use a spray bottle to clean the area if you can't stand to do another sitz bath.

But seriously, don't blame yourself or go rushing out.....the only thing you need right now are pads and restsmile

Get better!
female, Canada

IVIG (on hold)


UC/Crohns - tested positive for MAP antibodies & mycobacterium
PG- remission
chronic perianal abscess and fistulas. Failed setons...it was pure torture.
started Stelara May 24, 2017. 100mg imuran

Hoping to start Anti-MAP drugs soon
Had a 10 week reprieve, now flaring...again. 4 years of flaring is tiresome.

scifigal2k
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   Posted 8/16/2017 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I was going to say that it's probably the anesthesia, although I'd say the fever is a bit worrisome. Is it still going on? I'd say go now in case pain does kick in later from use. I think you're doing just fine, just go get the stuff you need. smile
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor

gypsyfp
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   Posted 8/17/2017 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
After that terrible night, I've been great!
Did they numb me so much that it's still in my system and that's why I'm not in pain???
I'm just finding my current state very hard to believe.
:O
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. -Philo of Alexandria

Live as if you liked yourself, and it may happen. -Marge Piercey

scifigal2k
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   Posted 8/18/2017 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think that it's still numbed much. My first seton surgery had barely any pain as well. smile
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong" 2 Cor
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