Heres a weird question, but when you guys with tears are sitting down to use the restroom, are you leaning to one side, or sitting square on in the middle of the seat?
I am so happy that you guys are healing well/completely healing from your surgeries. I am going for my 3rd surgery, which will be a Cleft Lift (1st one) in a few weeks here in South Florida. I have a few questions I hope you all wouldn't mind answering:
1) How did you guys clean your clefts in the shower? Did you work soap between your butt cheeks and then use a shower handle sprayer to clean up? Also, which soaps did you guys use?
2) How did you guys gauze the area? Did you guys have someone help you gauze initially, and then do it yourselves?
3) What gauze brands did you guys use?
Even though I had 2 previous midline-excisions with primary closure surgeries, I found that opening my butt cheeks apart to clean and gauze was difficult/painful, and I was always stressed about opening the wound up (which opened anyways both times) or using too much gauze (used about 2/3 sheets worth bundled up). My previous surgeons were not very informative about wound care, so I was hoping to learn from your experiences, since you most of you seemed to heal up nicely!
Thank you so much for any and all replies!
Thank you so much for the reply!
If you don't mind, I just have one more question: in the shower during cleaning, did you spread your cheeks apart to help the water get through?
I used Avalon Organics Vitamin cWhich vitamin C lotion did you use? One of these tiny guys or a bigger type jar?
Tiny guy - https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vita...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J579FNQSAN35YB5F9GVM
I don't have any experience with Vitamin C lotions.
I am now actually about 2.5 weeks post op from Cleft Lift surgery (was scheduled early due to another patient cancelling a different surgery).
I have been having some issues with healing (I think) that I hope you guys can answer if you wouldn't mind.
Did you guys experience any bleeding during bowel movements? I seem to bleed a couple of CC's after having them when I wipe directly afterwards. I even started taking Metamucil and my BM's only take about 30 seconds now, and they're comfortable, yet I always seem to bleed a bit.
Also, have you guys experienced any draining/oozing at all? It seems the bottom part of my incision is draining/oozing. It often feels 'bubbly' down there when I move due to the fluid... it's a weird feeling. I am also on antibiotics and I am positive I do not have an infection.
Other than that, I feel like I am slowly improving every day, but I am not sure if I should be having any type of bleeding/discharge at this point.
Thank you for any replies!