How long did you use a donut pillow for?

secondBH

New Member
My wound closed up almost three months ago (closed wound surgery Aug 2019, wound reopened Oct 2019, FINALLY closed *knock on wood* June 2020), and while I’ve returned to a lot of my normal activity with no issues (3 mile runs, weightlifting, golf) I’m still being super careful about sitting, and won’t do it without my donut pillow. I’m curious if anyone has any advice?

Specifically, I’m curious how long before you sat on a soft surface (ie couch), car seats and then hard metal/wooden surfaces without any sort of additional pillow.
 

oneyear

New Member
First surgery in 2008 I never used one, i got issues in start of 2020 and it used it all year if I sit, but I rly don’t like to sit tbh, I had surgery in start of 2020 but it never healed and now is gotten another cyst on right side aswell, swollen like a mofo I don’t sit at all neither on my donut and I will explain why, after the surgery in start of 2020, I haven’t been sitting part from on toilet, the donut makes my no hurt since I always have to keep balance, so I started sitting in the toilet instead when I wanted to sit, sitting in a donut will give u hemorrhoids same as sitting on the toilet, I don’t like to sit anymore and the last 6 month I have avoided sitting as much as I can. That means almost no sitting at all. I’m so fed up by this, I’m been under the knife for these issues 4 times this far.
 

oneyear

New Member
In 2008 it after my first surgery(cleft lift 12cm scar tissue) I could sit normally within a few month, but due to the scar I could never sit on hard surfaces again, the scar tends to get swollen and hurts still, well the last year more I less it had new cysts preventing me from sitting but between 2008-2019 I was always paying attention not to sit on the scar since it will get swollen and it hurts. Until 2020 I never thought I would like another surgery but now in 2020 it’s 2 times I’ve had no other choice tbh, I need to fiend a specialist since the doctors in the ER is not specially educated for this and won’t do no cleftlift nor bascom surgery’s, they will just open and clean, and they don’t clean good enuff apparently.
To answer you question, I don’t sit and if I do it’s on the side more like laying down since even the donut will give u problems
 

secondBH

New Member
Hmm, sorry to hear about your experience! I can definitely agree with avoiding sitting whenever possible. I am a bit concerned about what prolonged standing instead of sitting will do to my knees, legs, etc.

I’m in a kind of awkward situation where I don’t really get pain in the area, so I don’t really have that feedback loop. My main concern is the scar tissue breaking down and reopening.
 
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