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The greatest of all fissures
2016.04.14 01:24 AigisWasTaken The greatest of all fissures
A support forum for those affected by anal fissures. Please share your experiences, questions, and any tips or advice.
2023.06.01 04:31 sr_guy The broccoli war
I wish I could take back my snack in the evening of 5/26. Finished my shift at 7pm (work from home), and grabbed a small snack bag of raw broccoli from fridge to snack on while watching TV.
The next morning about 3 hrs into my shift I went to the bathroom with an urge to have a bowel movement, and all that came out was blood.
I told my boss that I was leaving, and my wife took me to the hospital. Between Saturday and Monday afternoon my hemoglobin levels went from 14 to 10. They started me on prep for a colonoscopy on Sunday morning. By Monday, after I finished my first gallon, I was told my stool wasn't clear enough, so later that evening I started my 2nd gallon. Horrible. By Tuesday morning I finished the rest of the 2nd gallon by 9am, about 5hrs before my colonoscopy. The prep is the worst. My wife was terrified based on how much blood I lost that it was cancer.
By 2:40p Tuesday, they finished my colonoscopy, found no polyps, scattered diverticuli throughout my sigmoid colon. Wherever the bleeding started wasn't visible anymore. So I'm not sure if it was a blood clot, or hemorrhage that caused the bleeding.
My diet sucks. I know I need more veggies, but I'm afraid that this will happen again. Broccoli, especially raw, never again. I couldn't believe how much blood I lost! Scared the hell out of my wife, who is still recovering from a stroke she had in Aug '22. Also, scared my teenage daughter too. I was in the hospital for 3.5 days, and didn't eat for 2.5 days for the prep. Such a horrible few days, just from something simple as raw broccoli. Uh!
I'm afraid to eat even salads now. Any recommendations after this experience?
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2023.06.01 04:30 Complete_Plankton831 Testicle atrophy? I’m scared and don’t know what to do. Help and opinions appreciated.
Hello everyone, in a nutshell I got bilateral varicoceles on May 1st. I spoke to a urologist and she advised that since the varicoceles were small that I should get surgery done. 3 weeks went by and I started feeling a bit better (like 75% of my usual self!) Currently I feel no pain, however I do feel that my balls move a bit and they get swollen and like a couple hours later they look normal. Does anyone know if this is testicle atrophy? To be completely honest I never looked at my testicles before varicoceles but they seem slightly smaller, I’m not sure what the correct procedure would be and what I should do. Thanks so much for any help!
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2023.06.01 04:30 rattapojken Really tired of cis people gatekeeping my transition.
I had a top surgery consult today and the surgeon kept trying to debate me that my mental health is not good enough. I must have made a mistake telling him I have PTSD. I am mentally prefectly fine. He left in the notes again that he "doesn't think I am a good candidate because I am unstable". I am tired of getting across to people that I am doing well and actually 10x better than I was around this time 2 years ago. I'm happy, I take care of my apartment and my own things other than just myself every once in a while, daily, for the first time in years. What the hell do people even want from me? I'm gatekept everything and I have to either talk to someone else or jump through hoops each time. I moved countries, I moved states, nobody gives me peace. Everyone who is Cis is difficult and unwilling to understand me. And people ask me why I don't like hanging around other people...
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2023.06.01 04:27 TomatilloNo4484 Why is there such a divide between what the left believes and what the right thinks the left believes, and vice versa?
Here are some exaggerated examples. The question here is more about the gap between how people see each other, not these specific issues or if there are people who hold any of these ideas. Take these with a grain of salt.
- Solving gaps inherent to capitalism
- Showing compassion to migrants
- Protecting vulnerable communities
Right thinks the left believes:
- Outright communism, or at least socialism
- Open borders to replace native population
- Convincing children they are trans and need surgery
- Limited government, private sector supremacy
- America is a great nation in spite of its flaws
- People are too eager to embrace the "next thing" and ignore common sense in the process
Left thinks the right believes:
- Screw poor people, give as much to the rich as possible
- White supremacy is a virtue and a part of the fabric of the US
- Genocide of trans people
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2023.06.01 04:27 Throwaway-poopie Can surgery fix my gyno? Have you ever seen a case of puffy nipples this bad? 24 yrs old. 5”10’ Around 200 lbs. Lift weights and work out regularly. My nipples have looked like this since I was 12. (Please ignore sunburn)
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2023.06.01 04:26 Yoyo2256 Surgery cause IC?
I had a lap for a cyst and woke up with bladder issues. Now they are saying it's IC. Can surgery cause IC?
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2023.06.01 04:22 maafz High Grade ACL tear
Hey guys, I (19M) injured my knee and just got my MRI back saying its a high grade ACL tear with some other stuff I don’t understand. I am still waiting on the doctor to tell me whats going on but while searching on my own i got to know I might have to get surgery. If anyone could help me understand what it means and give me some tips on what to do, it would be appreciated.
Can’t believe I tore my ACL playing badminton T_T
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2023.06.01 04:21 dangercat42 NMom made me afraid of supporting other people
Any time someone had a big thing happening - wedding, funeral, birthday, surgery, etc - my mom would angrily start yelling at me to support them or pitch in, in a specific way, implying strongly to everyone in the room that I wouldn't have done it without her harsh prompting.
Sometimes this would happen before I had time to process and understand what kind of support felt right to offer, and it took the wind out of my sails and i suddenly had no desire to help at all.
Other times, she might yell at me to do the thing I was already planning to or in the middle of doing, and it was such a defeating feeling. Like it fully took away the thoughtful gesture I was already doing and made it out like I was being a selfish bitch and it just made it feel icky, like I only did it because my mom was yelling at me to when that absolutely wasn't the case. And I had no way to defend myself without seemingly like a spoiled brat so I had to just sit and take it.
Idk even as far as down to family birthdays - like I messaged her at 6am on a family member's birthday and then she reminded me that it was the family member's birthday and to wish them a happy birthday.
I was going to, but they're not an early riser like my mom is. And it just took it away, from me. I knew she was going to take credit for "reminding me," as though I'm so selfish that I'm incapable of putting it in my calendar, and it made me not want to do it, anymore. She trained me out of saying. "I know," years ago because apparently I knew everything, so I had to pretend like I was grateful for the reminder. When I sent happy birthday through group text, it was like everyone was congratulating me for remembering and doing the basic gesture. I felt like a puppy that jumped through a hoop 2 inches off the ground and everyone was clapping ecstatically over it, it was very strange.
Now whenever its someone's birthday or wedding or sugery i panic about showing up the right way to it, about offering support or love the socially expected way. I freeze up and don't support the way I would like to sometimes, afraid that I'm going to be accused of doing too much or not enough. And then i end up doing not enough and feeling like garbage, because who doesn't show up and support their friends when they need them? The shame is paralyzing.
Anyone else get this way or experience this? Because it's the worst.
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2023.06.01 04:20 sintracorp Feeling good!
I was getting really frustrated with clients one day so I opted to help down stairs where our surgeries happen, and one of the vets said I was a big help and they would like me to come down there to help other times when it's not busy up front!
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2023.06.01 04:19 SpiderTranss Messages from my drs showing proof of surgery cancellation and prescription delays. The “consent form” is a form I need to fill out in person with my surgeon, which will then be sent to the Florida medical board to approve or deny within 60 days.
2023.06.01 04:16 mowdownjoe Bartolo Colon is in Super Mega Baseball 4, and I love that his batting stats are a nod to that impossible HR.
2023.06.01 04:16 ciciwerbenmanjensen Aging gracefully and comfortably.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look at my post.
Species: Feline Age: 15 Sex/Neuter status: Spayed Breed: Domestic Tortoiseshell Body weight: fluctuates 4.78 (April 27th) 4.83 (May 17th) History: Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism last year. Attempted pills but moved to transdermal (5mg once a day to 5mg twice a day to 10 mg and 5mg then to 10 mg twice a day). I had to take her to the emergency vet due to her losing function of her back leg. The emergency vet did a thyroid test which came back as 12. This was due to not updated instructions of her transdermal (she was supposed to receive 10mg in the morning and 5 in the evening, but the instructions said only to give 10mg). I had her check up with my Mobile vet on April 27th with a urine specific analysis score of 1.036, pulse of 210, and resp of 65. Mobile vet suggested a senior profile with bnp. On May 17th, the original vet who diagnosed her did her senior profile with the bnp. She has been on 10mg twice a day and her results are below.
Clinical signs: happy, skinny, playful, full of life, extremely picky eater Duration: 1 year Your general location: Eastern United States https://imgur.com/a/eKR5XKb
The vet who diagnosed her suggested baby food (she turned her nose up at it), but ultimately stayed that if she stayed happy to let her live out her days without unnecessary surgery (Iodine treatment). He was going to look into a different dosage due to her thyroid level rising despite being on 10mg twice a day.
I’m not sure what I’m looking for here, but I figure any commentary would be nice! Thanks!
Edit: I am all for letting her live her best life sans surgery! I just want her to be comfortable.
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2023.06.01 04:15 SheLikesLibraries Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia -- When is enough enough?
I'm facing my third lumpectomy for ADH and it's exhausting. I'm 49 and pre-menopausal.
The mammos/ MRIs and waiting for results, the ultrasounds and waiting for results, the biopsies and waiting for results, and then surgery and recovery. Only to start it all again every six months. It drains me emotionally, always waiting for the time when it's going to be cancer. Apparently my body likes making mutated cells.
And I'm spending $7k each time, as well as lost wages for myself and my husband. All the appointments and waiting for weeks/ months just to get the next test done....
My surgeon is amazing but she's not in favor of preventive mastectomy and I disagree. While I'm not a doctor, I want the bodily autonomy to prevent cancer rather than just play this game and keep putting band-aids on.
Yes, I can get a second opinion. But I'd like to hear from other women what you have done or would do in my position.
Thanks, from Boston
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2023.06.01 04:15 Massive-Ad8431 Discounted Hospital Bill
Long story short I had a traumatic experience earlier this year with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I didn't know what was going on but I was in a lot of pain so my husband took me to the ER. I sat in triage for hours before being seen. All the while my condition was worsening and I even passes out in the bathroom at one point. My husband alerted a nurse 3 times to my declining state and he was consistently told that they would get to me in a minute. When I was finally seen, the doctors and nurses immediately recognized that I was in critical condition. I had been essentially sitting there bleeding out internally. I required 4 bags of blood and emergency surgery to save my life. After this whole ordeal, we did file a complaint with the hospital for the triage nurse that did not take my husbands concerns seriously.
Today we received our bill and I was surprised it was only a little more than $500. According to my EOB it should be $3,300. I'm certianly not complaining, just curious if the discount could be related to the complaint we filed....?
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2023.06.01 04:15 Inevitable_Owl3170 7 1/2 weeks post-op
My surgery was in early April, and I’m almost 8 weeks post-op. My surgeon removed nearly 10 pounds total. I wanted to share some of the “wins” I’m experiencing with this community because, unless you’ve lived it, people don’t really understand.
- the tingling and numbness in my arms and hands is gone
- I can wrap a regular bath towel around myself and not have to wrap it under my breasts
- I know longer spill food on the front of my chest
- basic walking is so much easier
- climbing stairs is a whole other world
- I feel 1000% more confident
- I have to buy new tops because everything is too big and blousy
- I can wear skinny strap sundresses and tops for the first time in my life because I don’t really need a bra
- I’m joining a swim club for exercise because I will no longer risk floating away
- People don’t stare at my chest
- I don’t have to hide under outerwear
- sleeping is so much more comfortable
- my crossbody handbags aren’t as tight
What other changes have you experienced post-op?
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2023.06.01 04:15 Sea-Extreme2956 Binder Giveaway
Peace, y’all! Since I got top surgery about two and a half months ago, I figure it’s time for me to part with my binders. There’s 3 GC2B binders in size medium, fair condition, and I’ll ship for free. Feel free to DM me if interested for pics. I just feel like it’s time for me to pay some love forward. 💛
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2023.06.01 04:14 btownbanners Foamies
So it’s my first night home after surgery. They had me eat some broth at the hospital before I could leave. I didn’t have a ton but ever since I’ve been spitting up this foam stuff. We are going on 7 hours here and that just doesn’t seem right. Any ideas how to stop it?
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2023.06.01 04:13 Becomenonmasculine Models are for gay men
Why do people like using models to prove that tall woman are attractive . Models are not what straight men are attracted to . Models are human clothing hangers
In the real world being tall as a woman is polarizing . Either men are emasculated or they have a fetish
Trust me as a tall woman I hate my height and I hate when people try to shut me up by using supermodels . I even searched for leg shortening surgery
Most men prefer woman under 5’6
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2023.06.01 04:12 Maleficent-Goat-7073 AITAH? left when girlfriend was sick
Some background info: my girlfriend always gets sick and always has a head ache or something. when she’s sick with something as little as a cold she acts like it’s the end of the world/ acts like she just had some major surgery and makes everyone wait hand and foot on her.
Saturday I was at the bar with some friends. My girlfriend texted me that she wasn’t feeling good (stomach ache). a couple hours later she calls me sobbing and tells me she threw up a bunch so she’s going to the hospital and that I need to get there immediately. 5 minutes later she called me again asking if I was on my way and I said I’m waiting to cash out and she hung up on me. I get there and sit in my car for 2 hours because it’s one visitor at a time and her dad was in there. She didn’t want me to switch with her dad so I was waiting in the parking lot for a long time waiting for her to decide if was my turn. (Don’t know why she was so concerned that I was there immediately if she wasn’t gonna let me in).
Finally she said I can come in so I did and she starts coming at me being like why are you acting strange, what is wrong with you and I’m like sorry I’m exhausted and I’m literally trying to stay awake. I was just half asleep in my car waiting for 2 hours to see when you’d let me come in. After a while she finally got checked into a room and 20 mins later she had her dad come in again and had me leave so I left the hospital instead of waiting in the parking lot again, getting home at 3 a.m. She came home a couple hours later, they told her it was just a stomach virus. (Which I was expecting. She gets super dramatic and acts like she’s dying when it’s something simple like a stomach bug)
that next morning (Sunday) I wake up at 8 in a rush to get to work because I overslept after being up all night with her and she got mad saying “you’re leaving!?” And I was like yeah I have to go to work
after work I had plans to drive to the next state over and stay the night with a friend. when my shift was over, I came home to pack my bag so i could leave. Before I even packed my bag I came upstairs and tried to lay with her for a little and say hi but she pulled away from me and didn’t respond when I tried talking to her, so I said “okay I guess I’ll pack my bags and head out then”. so I packed, came back to say bye, and the same thing happened with her pulling away from me and she didn’t say bye back or anything. I leave and 40 mins later she calls me sobbing saying how she can’t believe I left her there all alone after she was in the hospital (her dad and sister were home) and that I don’t care about her, etc etc. she was literally sobbing saying how taken back she was that I’d leave her when she was just in the hospital, even tho it was just like a 24 hour bug that she didn’t need to go to the hospital for.
On top of that she had been acting like she wanted nothing to do with me from the time I got to the hospital to when I got home from work.
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2023.06.01 04:10 error_therror I completely ruined the trip
I got a fully remote job. So I was gonna live the nomad life around the world for the next few years. Starting tomorrow on June 1st, my best friend and I were gonna travel for a month together while she's on summer break from college. Once July rolls around, she was gonna fly back to the US and I was gonna begin my life as a nomad.
48hr ago I was hospitalized with debilitating pain from my stomach. It was the worst pain I've ever felt, I damn near blacked out while they were admitting me. A bunch of morphine and imaging later, they found out I've got Diverticulitis, an infection in the colon. I've had stomach problems my whole life. I regularly see a stomach specialist for it. But nothing like this has ever happened. I'm in no condition to leave my bed, let alone go traveling for a month. It'll take about 10 days to be done with the treatment they prescribed.
My friend thought about continuing without me, but a lot of the stuff is under my name and credit card, and cannot be transferred. So I spent the day with her on the phone trying to cancel reservations, get things switched over to her, etc. A lot of this is non-refundable. She's in the middle of trying to change plans to do only half the trip by herself instead. I've told her I will cover everything that has been cancelled or price differenced 100%.
Physically, this is the most painful week of my entire life. Since I was admitted, each day has become more painful. I fainted on the toilet today during a particularly painful bowel movement and woke up covered in shit and halfway in the shower. Not to mention I got a ticket on the way home from the hospital for not using a turn signal. Have never heard of that happening.
I'm so disappointed in my body for doing this shit right before the flight. We've been planning this for over a year. I might have to hold off the nomad life for several months while I get evaluated and see specialists. But most importantly, I'm disappointed that I had to give up the trip of a lifetime with my best friend.
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2023.06.01 04:07 PersonalityApart9192 r/fantasybooking Exclusive Productions: AEW All In 2023!!!!
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2023.06.01 04:06 Shroom-Cat 28M, had urgent care for possible Uveitis but confused by doctor?
Quick background about me:
biologically female, white, psoriatic arthritis treated with cosentyx and non-steroidal topicals, blepharitis, recently had gallbladder removed, does not drink or smoke tobacco, uses marijuana Recently had black dot floaters that started in one eye and appeared in both about 3 weeks ago. Today my top eyelid swelled up and my sclera was diffused red with a terrible throb on the front of my eye that lasted two hours. Ultimately the swelling went down and the pain reduced significantly (I have visual migraines so I initially dismissed the aches, until I saw my physical eye). I was terrified it might've been the start of Uveitis since I'm at risk and just came home from the urgent doc.
I couldnt see my main opthalmologist and my clinic was booked despite their best attempts to fit me in. So I saw an emergency eye doctor at another clinic who was so kind enough to see me. Long story short, he said I have "normal pathology" and wasn't concerned about the floaters. He then briefly mentioned almost by-passing that it might be dryness and then mentioned 'Scleritis'. He told me he's not as well-tuned with Uveitis as my dedicated Uveitis opth but he didn't seem concerned. He mentioned I might need anti-inflammatories but deferred to my main Opthal for appropriate treatment. He gave me a sample of lubricating eye drops for the irritation.
(Quick note: Im on Cosentyx and currently +1 week late on my dose because of a staph infection from my emergency surgery. The staph is reducing nicely and I plan to take my dose on Friday. Me being late on Cosentyx can aggravate symptoms)
I looked up Scleritis and was terrified by how urgent people talk about it, almost as urgent as Uveitis. But I'm confused why the doctor wasn't nearly as concerned. My Opath comes back next week and I'm confused if I need to be more urgent about this or not. Im also hoping the Cosentyx shot on Friday might take care of the Scleritis if it truly is that. Currently, the eye pain comes and goes and its really damn prominent.
TLDR: Prone to Uveitis, went to urgent eye care since my Uveitis clinic was unavailable. Doctor said my eyes looked fine but then mentioned in brief passing 'might be Scleritis' and something about dry eyes. Mentioned might need anti-inflammatories but deferred me to follow-up with my Opthal when he's back for treatment. Really concerned that if this is Scleritis if I should wait like that or if I should've had more immediate care. Or maybe it's not Scleritis at all.
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