Hi another uk victim, I had no idea what I was getting into (apart from an odd joke about a rubber ring to sit on), boy Oh boy have I had a wake up call. In the UK we get tipped out of hospital the same day, with very little in the way of pain relief. I would have loved more info before I got into this. I am 2 wks and 2 days into recovery, I take laxatives and have aBM about 7am every morning, there is some blood, but then the pain rolls in for about 4 to 5 hours, my GP gave some different pain killers although why they called that when they do nothing. Nobody seems to be able to tell me how long this will go on for, though your site and others say 4 to 6 weeks Yeeek. Insisted on visit to specialist, my doc was away , and was given cream to numb pain, again no good at all, told to come back in another 2 weeks if need to. Is it just me or is there no true effective treatment for pain, and getting the run around, with no real help. Sorry to moan so much but getting fed up. 8-|