I had the surgery this past tuesday and i have to say that it was alot less painful than i anticipated. I only took the pain meds for the first two days and now i have no pain at all. Tons of drainage and the smell is totally disgusting. the surgeon basically cut the fistula
open from the external
opening to just inside of my anal
opening.so bowel movements are pretty much pain free and i keep a 4x4 gauze pad between my cheeks. I also clean it about
every hour to two hours depending on the drainage. Hopefully this works.
I remember my plug and it was 100% more painful than the fistulomy. I never want to go through that again. Hopefully the plug works for you. Good luck and best wishes.