I've had 2 hemmie surgeries. One 7-22-09, which I had terrible complications on, and ended up with not only 1 but 3! More hemorroids and scar tissue.  After living with it, and the emotional scarring as well from it, I wound up in another surgery, with a much much better doctor who listened to me and all of the problems I had been having.  I underwent another surgery 1-22-13. I am now 8 months past the 2nd surgery, I am going to the bathroom pretty normally, but sometimes it is still painful. I have to watch what I eat! It may sound gross, but if it goes in crunchy, be careful - that is how it will come out. I am to the point where I want to exercise again.  I ran 4miles last monday, 5 on tuesday, and 3 on thursday. And I 2 today. I am very irritated and a little bit swollen.  I wouldn't have thought this would happen after 8 months???  Anyone else have anything like this happen? It feels "raw"...