After my partial colon resection last year had some of the same feelings.
First thing is to start taking fiber. Critical to have easy bowl movements. I took a few scoops of Konsyl Brand because it is most natural and gave me good soft bulk that was easy to pass. Also, don't stretch your cheeks when you sit on the toilet. I looked at it this way.... how would I heal a cut, say, on my finger. As it is healing together if you keep stretching and pulling the thing apart it wont heal. That was my theory anyway.... and keep area slightly moist to heal, I used mainly Vaseline. Also used a lot of diltiazen cream to calm sphincter muscles, along with sitz baths to clam/clean (don't stretch), and suppositories for early flares. Its a multi-front attack for sure. _Ken
DX 9/2011 @ age 50, PSA: 2.1, 10/6/2011 RP Da-Vinci
4-3 Gleason, PT2C, -SV, -Mar,+PI, NX... <.02 first 3+ years
Start SRT@ PSA 0.25, 38 Sessions-68.4 Gy, Finished 02/1/17