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Hi,

I am a 66 yr old female and  for the last 8 yrs i have had medium sized internal hemorrhoids.

In the past my surgeon has needled them 3 times which only gives tempory relief,  around 7 yrs ago i had them banded but the bands flew off.

They are getting worse so i have made up my mind to go through with the surgery and have them cut out.

Regards maryjo47

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Hello, Mary Jo!  I hope that your doctor agrees with you about having your hemorrhoids removed.  It seems that all they have done is give you grief for the last 8 years!  The surgery can be a godsend for many people so that they do not have to endure the discomfort, pain, and/or bleeding that comes with it.  After about one month after the surgery, you will be feeling as good as new.  You will be on stool softeners and laxatives for a time after the surgery as you heal.  Has anyone have anything to share about their hemorrhoid surgery and how they feel after having it done?

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Hi, ybanks522,

Thanks for the post.

My surgery is scheduled for the 12th of Feb 2014.

The nurse said to fast for 8 hours before surgery.

But i have decided to eat no meat for 1 or two weeks before hand, no corn , nuts etc, only easily digested soft vegies/ soups 1 week before surgery. And 1 day before surgery nothing to eat at all.

The day of the surgery they said i will be having 2 fleet enemas.

I am not looking forward to the operation, but i know it needs to be done.

Some times if i have a leakage problem, which is most embarrassing and annoying.

One thing i have read is how important it is to sit in warm water after surgery.

I have a bath tub but it is located down stairs, and dont think i would be able to negotiate the steps, also the bath tub is set up high off the ground for drainage.

I checked out sitz baths to buy, expensive for the solid 3 leg plastic ones $450 + $80 postage. I dont know as yet if you can hire them out.

I have a bidet that has hot/cold taps and drainage, but some one said that this would be too much pressure on the butt.

We think it would be best to book  an apartment for 1 or 2 weeks, after the surgery, this is the low season for rentals.

It would be good to hear any advice from other survivors before and after surgery.

Regards maryjo47.

 

 

 

 

 

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