I am an anxious mom of a 18 yr old DD. She is scheduled to have surgery in two weeks ( just 3 weeks prior to heading to college). The doctor's office said a 2 week recovery with up to 3 month healing (probably going to do an open wound). I did talk with the nurses at school who said not to worry and that they do dressing changes and manage open wounds for pilonidal disease frequently. She has classes on three days of the week and so can study on her stomach and stay off her tush. Should I be concerned? We can't really do this surgery any other time as our insurance is about to get a lot worse! Did anyone go back to school this soon? I know the post op care sheet says you can return to work after 2 weeks, so it should be ok, right?