Hi i have had the op around 5 weeks ago yes the rear end will hurt but is mangable with the pain meds, a good soft pillow helps to sit on, i did not pack the rear area with anything yes it weeps a bit but i used good surgecal absorbant pad 2 times a day. in the hospital they said dont have sitz baths because it qickens the stiches to dissolve but i found it helps clean the wound and helped with it healing ,the stiches did not start to fall out untill the beginning of the 4th week
I will have to agree with Summer about pillows. I didn't have a "body" pillow, but I sure did use an extra bed pillow or two, esp at night so I wouldn't roll to where I knew it was going to hurt. And now that I think about it, I think I also used a pillow between my knees for a while for extra comfort when I was laying down. But, keep in mind, I was really underweight at the time. It was just a comfy thing for me. And, whenever I felt a sneeze or cough coming on, I would grab a pillow and press it against my abd to distribute pressue against the incision so it wouldn't hurt so bad. Just my hints, for what they are worth.
You have such a positive attitude. Keep it up. You will be totally amazed at how much better you will feel once you get rid of that nasty CD in your body!!!