I’m scheduled to have an advancement flap surgery for my high fistula. I have had two draining setons placed and the fistula lift surgery that seemed to be fine until exactly a year and a day later it just popped open.
Anyway, my colo-rectal surgeon has decided that the internal flap advancement was my best bet for it to heal. I was wondering if anyone had this surgery or was familiar with the procedure. I just want to know what to expect after the surgery. I have to spend at least one night in the hospital, I’m just wondering how much pain will I experience, will I be able to move around that day or will I be confined to the bed with a catheter. I know these are weird questions but the pre operative nurse I met with at the hospital was not at all knowledgeable about my procedure so I’m starting to get very nervous. Plus, I have a horrific fear/phobia of doctors, hospitals and medical instruments, so I just want to know what to expect in the hospital.
I also was wondering what to expect when I’m at home recovering. I’m really disappointed that I haven’t been educated any better at the hospital pre-operative visit and I can’t seem to find much online about the flap surgery. I was hopping maybe someone on this forum might be able to provide me with any information, I would truly appreciate it.