Well, as you all know, I had an anal fissure. After 2 weeks of agony at home with it due to recently having a pouch reversal and passing stools up to 20 times a day, I could not handle it any longer and decided to go to the doctors and get referred back up to the hospital. I was seen by the surgeon who performed my initial ileostomy and reversal, and to inspect the fissure, I had to be put to sleep for 30 minutes as inspecting it under normal circumstances was far too painful. Upon finally looking at it, he noticed how severe it was and put a rectal drain in for me. Passing stools was so painful that at times I would be reduced to tears on the toilet in agony. The rectal drain stayed in place for 2 days before it blocked and had to come out, but it had given me 2 days of much-reduced pain, so I was thankful for that. All in all, I had to spend another 2 weeks in the hospital with the anal fissure. I tried a cocktail of painkillers, but in the end, only subcutaneous doses of morphine were enough to help subdue the pain, and I had to stay in as I was not allowed home on morphine. My surgeon told me that as the fissure was so severe, he would not like to operate and stitch it as it was possible that it could cause muscle damage and make me incontinent. This would, therefore, lead to me needing a stoma again, and I wasn't prepared to take that risk. I have now had the fissure for a total of 4 weeks, and it is just getting to the stage where it is comfortable enough to go to the toilet. I am finally at the stage where I can eat a little, and the past 3 days are the only time I have managed to get a decent night's sleep since my reversal on the 29th of March. I've been told it is still likely to be another 6 weeks before it's fully healed, but I'm just glad that I'm finally seeing a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.