Hi there I am so sorry you are having a hard time I am 2 1/2 months post takedown, and am just now feeling good. I am leaving the house more, sleeping through the night, and have hardly any rectal pain. For me, the turnaround started after my surgeon prescribed opium drops. It had done wonders for me. It allows me, to go 3 to 4 hrs between bathroom trips, and sleep through the night I am not going to the bathroom as much, & the pain is almost gone.