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nreshackleford46 karma

About four years ago, I had hemorrhoidectomy on a massive external hemorrhoid and a stapled hemorrhoidectomy for some even more massive internal hemorrhoids. It was agony. But it sounds like you're doing the band ligation which isn't supposed to be as bad. All I can tell you is changing your diet permanently is way less of a pain in the ass than taking the first pain killer-constipated poop after your asshole is literally cut open and sewn back together.

nreshackleford29 karma

Depends. If you go to University of Texas at Austin there will be chingas of people who lived in Saudi. Mostly the children of oil company workers.

nreshackleford12 karma

I'm glad I went through with my surgery. Before I got the surgery I went over a year with pretty serious bleeding everytime I had a BM. I was getting anemia. I'd often have bleeding without a BM, and have to slink away from whatever I was doing to change clothes. It was worth a couple weeks of pain to get back to "normal."

nreshackleford9 karma

Just because you brought it up. The contemporary folk artist Sufjan Stevens, at the request of NPR, made a song about the ivory-billed woodpecker re-discovery in Arkansas. It's pretty haunting.

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I'm pretty sure that song was inspired by "The Master and Margarita." Great song. Great read.