When I was going through the darkest times in my battle with anal fissure, I gave serious thought to getting surgery, whether it was preliminary procedures like botox injections or more invasive ones, such as the removal of tissue or nerves. My wife urged me to “just do the damned surgery,” and couldn’t stand the sight of me always in pain. It was frustrating for her to see someone who was clearly in a lot of pain but refused to get any help. Now, after having seen the fissure go through the full cycle of development to elimination, she understands my point of view.
I didn’t write this book to tell you not to get surgery. I cannot make this decision for you.
I wrote this book to describe what I went through to heal myself, and the procedures that actually worked. If you are considering getting surgery to heal your fissures, just know that you have other options, and that the methods mentioned above have worked for me.
Before you decide to remove your hemorrhoids surgically or take other measures, let me again list some of the reasons why I chose not to go through with it.
First, desperation can cause you to do many things – some which you may later regret. You cannot undo surgery, so you must know all the risks and side effects before going through with it. This could mean incontinence – not having the musculature or nerves to keep in stool or even feel that it is coming out. I did not want to risk having to wear a diaper for the rest of my adult life, even if the probability was low. I would much rather do a hundred Kegel exercises after going to the bathroom and before sleeping every night.
When I was doing research on the experiences of people that had gotten surgery, one of the most common things I saw was that in many cases, their hemorrhoids and fissures came back. The surgery was merely dealing with the symptoms, and not the underlying cause. This was the ultimate reason why I knew I had to try a different approach.
It is a more difficult path in the short term, in that you will need to give up some things that you enjoy, like spicy foods, chocolate, alcohol, and coffee, and you will need to drink Konsyl and make herbal teas, wash your anus, and squat instead of sit on the toilet, and do Kegel exercises.
It will take longer to reach the point of having no pain, but it will be worth it. You will feel healthier, more alive, less congested, lighter, and happier.
If you feel like you need it, and you have tried everything to no avail for months, then get the surgery. At least you will know that you did everything that you could on your end.
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Thanks for reading, and I hope you get better soon.