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 – which 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.
I thought it would be useful to give a little background to my case, allowing you to better understand the hemorrhoid procedure/surgery I went through and why.
I’m a 41 white European man living in the UK. I’m originally from Scandinavia but I’ve been living in the US and UK for most of my life. I’m looking after my body, I eat well, I exercise or lift weights every day (the nurse asked me yesterday if I was an athlete), I’m a nonsmoker and I don’t drink excessively. My weight is 78kg (172lbs / 12 stone) and I’m 192cm (6.3 foot).
I’ve suffered from internal hemorrhoids for about ten years and consulted my doctor regularly, he would give me creams, which would alleviate the condition but not resolve it. About a month ago I discussed with my doctor again and was referred to a specialist.
I met with the specialist, he examined me and booked me to come back for a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy. The Flexible Sigmoidoscopy was not great – it was painful but only for 20 minutes. And, agh – it included getting an enema – not nice!
The specialist consultant suggested banding my hemorrhoids and removing two rectal fibroepithelial pylons – I had the surgery yesterday.