Sep 10, 2010 - 8:41 pm
I had surgery for vaginal stenosis yesterday morning. Surgery seemed to have gone well, but all the other stuff is making me so frustrated I could cry. Onc Gyn managed to removed scar tissue which seemed to have completely blocked the opening, HOWEVER, it disturbed all areas around anus which had FINALLY healed up! Once again, I'm back to painful BMs, bleeding, soreness, and the works! It seemed so long to get to the point of somewhat feeling normal again and now the nightmare has returned!
Not only that, but Onc Gyn gave me a medium and large-size vaginal dialator. The medium dialator is like trying to insert a baseball bat through a hole the size of a green pea. I was told to insert the dialator to the point of pressure, not pain...hold for 10 seconds and release. Wait a few moments and repeat about 10 times. As soon as I start to insert, I immediately feel pain. Dialator is waaaaaaaay to big! I was given an estrogen cream to insert at bedtime for the next 4 weeks and the applicator can barely fit and the applicator is narrower than my pinky finger! It took a long time just to insert it and when I removed it, I was in so much pain I was miserable.
I called the doctor's office twice today and I never received a call back. Now I'm afraid of having a BM. I didn't have one yesterday. I passed a very small stool this morning, but as soon as I felt the burning, I stopped myself from going any further. Now, my stomach is cramping and I know sooner or later I'll have to go to use the bathroom.
I guess I'll have to go back to some of the advice that I've been giving others and try to pass my stools in a very warm sitz bath to ease some of the pain. I've been applying aquaphor throughout the days. I think I may have a fissure because the surgery may have torn some of the skin inside and around the anus.
I'll be glad when this is finally over...or is it ever going to be over???
I'm so frustrated at the moment. Just had to vent!