Day 4 – 2pm

Went for a run this morning; that went all fine. Got back and felt really ‘full’ tried bowel movement and very little apart from air. I have decided not to push/strain although it is so, so tempting to clear the uncomfortable feeling. Another bath, soothing and after having some brunch I finally had some meaningful bowel movement; nothing major but pleasantly relieving. Stings like hell but it is better than feeling you are going to explode.

Very little blood now – I hope that’s a good sign.

Getting really impatient. I need to be on top of everything on Tuesday and have a busy week ahead of me from then onwards. Grr – backside hurry up and get better please…

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Day 4 – 2pm

Slept like a baby

Took 400mg ibuprofen, some overnight laxatives and a sleeping tablet last night and slept a full 7.5 hrs – that’s 25% more than I normally do. Feel great but my bottom is sore today and I had to rush to the toilet but didn’t yield much. I think some prune juice and a strong latte is the order. Let’s see if there is more to give; it feels like it.

Slept like a baby

I keep taking ibuprofen …feeling much, much better

Things are actually much better now. Whereas when I woke up this morning thought I would have to ask the consultant to flip off the bands I am now confident that I can go through this and it will be ok. I have managed to sit down for almost four hours for a conference call this afternoon and I feel ok. Still taking 400mg of ibuprofen every four hours and this probably helping. I am also taking laxatives and have started taking Fybogel – a fibre laxative product we got from Boots.

So all in all it is much better now.

I keep taking ibuprofen …feeling much, much better

Horrible night!

Had I known how much pain I would be in after the surgery, I am not sure I would have gone through with the surgery.

My surgeon, I think, forgot to tell me about laxatives Рwhich made overnight and this morning pretty much hell (!!!). I had real difficult going to the toilet for bowel movements and the pain from the banding of the hemorrhoids and the removal of the two rectal fibroepithelial pylons. Prune juice and espresso coffee to the rescue. It was such a relief when I had bowel movement although scary as it was very bloody.

Bloody because the scars from the rectal fibroepithelial pylons haven’t healed yet. My surgeon / specialist consultant had warned me about that – apparently this can continue in ten days after surgery.

Horrible night!