Hi everyone! I am having my cleft lift done on Monday with Dr. Zerfas in buffalo, ny. A little backstory: when I was about 15, I had a draining, non painful sinus that was only a minor annoyance. Went away with a prescription of Keflex. Fast forward to 19, in college, and I had a draining sinus that was slightly throbby, went away again with Keflex. Now I am 24, and in February I had a full on flare up. The Keflex did not work this time, and I was sentenced to epsom salt baths and hot compresses to get the thing to drain. I couldn't sit, lay down, stand, I could barely walk. My doctor wanted me to get an excision and I said no way. I did some research and found cleft lift and decided that is what I wanted. Does anyone have any advice for the following?: How do you go #2?? I feel like sitting on a toilet would be uncomfortable at the least. When did you start taking the stool softener? Does the procedure leave you with a crack at all, or is it just smooth? I have a month off from work, does anyone have any suggestions for sitting at an 8 hr desk job with a 30 min commute? They are willing to let me take off however long I need but I am anxious to leave my desk any longer. Thank you for any and all help!