Hi, so I have a really bad fissure right now. It hurts so bad, I can't even describe how bad it hurts!! I go to my dr next Wed to get it checked out and go from there. I have some nefedipine (sp?) I have been using and I take a bath as much as I can. I run home during my lunch break and soak. I do have some pain meds- but they aren't touching the pain. I feel "decent" for about 10 minutes after a bath- then the pain is back. I have been using wet wipes over TP, and keeping the area clean. I do not have a colon any more, so all my BM's are loose and while I don't have to strain to go- it still hurts like hell. Any advice to get me thru till Wed? I just cry with every bm-which averages about 10-12 times a day.
Also, has anyone had fissure surgery? If so what all is involved? Is it done under general or local? Recovery time? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I am a 29 yo female, Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa, imuran, VSP
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hospital stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis which was awful!!
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck