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It's good to see that you are moving forward with this. My son is waiting for after graduation for many reasons, senior prom being one of them. I totally agree with Linda on her advise to wait. If the Doc gets in there and you wake up with an open wound are you going to be really bummed? Like she said, they never know for sure that it can be closed until they get in there.
What exactly did your doctor mean by he has only done 3-4 open surgeries? That he only had to do that many after trying the closed, or that 3-4 open surgeries is the only experience that he has with open surgeries?
why wait tho. my open wound healing healed well enough i would have been able to go to a prom in only 2 weeks. i went to a ball after 2 1/2 anyway... i really dont think waiting is the right answer.. why put your health AFTER a night out? health should always come first no?
to be honest the FEW people that have had multiple surgeries are exactly that FEW.. as long as your careful about your surgeon ( is the impression i get from the stories) then you should be fine.. and why guinea pig with mesosilver.. jsut because its worked on one person doesnt mean it will work for everyone..

its about statistics.. the meso silver worked for your husband . tahts fantastic and im really pleased for your husband but you cant place the health of others on one case.. just liek you cant say surgery is awful just because a few have had trouble...

i know that i couldnt have waited for my surgery or i wouldnt have been gonig to that ball or a prom.. and over here proms arent a big memorable part.. they are a small part of leaving schoool and transition to the real world...
Why try Mesosilver? Because there are no side effects so a person has nothing to lose, and maybe it might help them. It is TWO people who's pilonidal cysts went away after taking Mesosilver. That is exactly why I asked my chiropractor if he would try it - to be sure it would work on more than one person before I posted information about it here, because I knew there would be a lot of skeptical people. It's hard to imagine something working that well! I am presenting information about Mesosilver so that each person can decide for themselves if they want to try it before going the surgery route.
I played football this year, and he was our team doctor. Hes very very experienced in this, and has done 100's and only has had to do 3-4 open wound.. so I know him very well and I do trust him.

I just don't feel like waiting anymore, really.
Woody you sound a little hostile toward Linda and myself. This board isn't about trying to find the ONE answer or the ONE know it all who can solve all of your problems. It is about information sharing and encouragement. People will do what seems right to them after doing their own research, not according to who can argue the best argument.
the new euro coins (currency) cannot be used by the UK because reports show that people in the UK are suffereing from ZINC POISONING because of the content of zinc in the coins.. and the fact we are not that tolerant to it...

next question?
I did a search and could find no information on the euro coin and zinc poisoning.

Here is information I did find on zinc:

"The mineral zinc is present in every part of the body and has a wide range of functions. It helps with the healing of wounds and is a vital component of many enzyme reactions. Zinc is vital for the healthy working of many of the body's systems. It is particularly important for healthy skin and is essential for a healthy immune system and resistance to infection.

Zinc has a range of functions. It plays a crucial role in growth and cell division where it is required for protein and DNA synthesis, in insulin activity, in the metabolism of the ovaries and testes, and in liver function. As a component of many enzymes, zinc is involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and energy.

Our body contains about 2-3g of zinc. There are no specific storage sites known for zinc and so a regular supply in the diet is required. Zinc is found in all parts of our body, 60% is found in muscle, 30% in bone and about 5% in our skin. Particularly high concentrations are in the prostate gland and semen. Men need more zinc than women because male semen contains 100 times more zinc than is found in the blood.

The first signs of zinc deficiency are impairment of taste, a poor immune response and skin problems. Other symptoms of zinc deficiency can include hair loss, diarrhea, fatigue, delayed wound healing, and decreased growth rate and mental development in infants. It is thought that zinc supplementation can help skin conditions such as acne and eczema, prostate problems, anorexia nervosa, alcoholics and those suffering from trauma or post-surgery."

As far as coins:
For over 150 years, the United States dimes, quarters, and half dollars were made of 90% silver and 10% copper, until it became too costly to do so. In 1965, the dime and quarter were changed to an outer layer composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, bonded to an inner core of pure copper. The half dollar is no longer in use.
How could you have a rash from prolonged exposure to the Euro coin when the U.K. doesn't even use the Euro? You said people in the U.K. are suffering from zinc poisoning because of the content of zinc in the coins. The composition of every Euro coin can be found at this website - Not one Euro coin contains zinc.
Linda, I applaud the vigorous research that you do before you post information or claims on this board. We should all be so thorough;)

Chase will you keep us up to date on your progress? Were all pulling for you!
I wish you the best of luck. This is a very frustrating problem that no one seems to understand until they go through it themselves. I had mine removed about 10 months ago, and I am hanging in there. I remember it starting off as a bump and not so painful however for me it progressed very quickly. If you are concerned about the hairs in the area shave it, this may help to ease your mind.
Yes, back to Chase! Thank you very much for telling me your decision earlier. We all wish you the very best of luck for a speedy recovery.
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How could you have a rash from prolonged exposure to the Euro coin when the U.K. doesn't even use the Euro? You said people in the U.K. are suffering from zinc poisoning because of the content of zinc in the coins. The composition of every Euro coin can be found at this website - Not one Euro coin contains zinc.
it wa son the site.. and we are part of europe.. tahts the large continent outside the US???

we accept euros in england and they take them in ireland but we return change in £ sterling..

and i said "people from england suffered from " not DO suffer. .not EVERYONE is gonna be intolerant to it.. pedantic or what...

and i dunno about the zinc it wa son the news.. but i guess you cant believe everything on the news.. i know ihad a rash.. but im sure you know best as always

and susant.. grow up ;)
Yes, back to Chase!
Add alot of proteins. They cause collegen production which is necessary for tissue healing, but don't stop until you are all healed. If you can get yourself on a good liquid multi-vitamin as well then you will have a good jump start on the healing process.
Let us know how the surgery goes[o+o]
As far as presurgery, I don't know if there is anything in particular. But before and after surgery, eat a well balanced diet of only nutritious food such as chicken, fish, eggs, milk, etc. for protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain products etc. Eliminate junk food, especially sweets. You might want to buy whey protein powder and have a protein drink every day. This will help ensure that you are getting enough protein, and whey protein powder is easily absorbed into the body. It really helped with my son's healing.

Use this time before surgery to buy the vitamins you will need. You will want a good vitamin and mineral supplement. I bought our supplement (which we all take daily) at GNC called "Ultra Mega Gold", which my son took. It is the only good vitamin I have seen that is timed release. The amounts in it are excellent for Vitamins A, C, D, E, Zinc, etc. I also gave my son extra Vitamin C. You will want to be sure you are getting enough Vitamins A and C to prevent infection, especially since you are having the closed method. Also, infection interferes with wound healing. (Of course, be sure you are not exposed to cigarette smoke.)

During the first week after surgery, the body is in the Inflammation Phase. I read that a person should NOT take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibruprofen, during this time. This information said that if someone does take an anti-inflammatory during the first week, the wound will not heal correctly. Prescription pain medication that your doctor gives you is fine, and is not an anti-inflammatory.

After surgery, you certainly won't want to sit. I brought a pillow and blanket with us in the car, so that after surgery my son could lay down in the backseat for the drive home.
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