First pilonidal. First surgery.

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  1. jdschmidt

    jdschmidt New Member

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    Got mine stoped before it went that far. Hurts like hell though..took a few muscle relaxers so I can atleast sleep for awhile tonight..Then call over whenever I wake up. Hopefully he checks his messages in the morning and has some compassion for me and calls me in something. or if I am lucky maybe it will feel better..that would be ok too :D
     
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    good luck on all those things.those docs will be sympathetic, i just know it. i'll be thinking about you and of course you'll keep us posted?
     
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    As always ;) Should be in the AM. So far not feeling too drowsy. So it may be a long night. Something you unfortunately get used to with pilonidal issues.
     
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    Well he called me in 20 more vicodin. Told me to take 2 and change my packing in a little bit. And if my dad(the one who always changes it) thinks it looks worse than usual I am supposed to go over there..So I will have him change when he gets home..should only be another hour or so.
     
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    Fingers crossed for an "all clear" from you dad!
     
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    Guess my dad thought it looked worse than usual..So I am off to the doctor. Damn..I was hoping I could avoid that place for atleast 48 hours [:^] I'll update when I get home. took my meds about 5 minutes ago. (10mg hydrocodone) So hopefully it helps me out.
     
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    YIKES! Good luck! Fingers crossed for you!
     
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    They said it couldn't look more perfect [^^][x0x]..But it does look alot more sore than it has. So probably just part of the healing. So I had them re-pack it. Hurt quite a bit but I am glad it is done with for today.
     
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    Hang in there and let it heal.
    Fingers are crossed that all goes well!
    Sharon
     
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    i knew it would look great. its very difficult to do anything wrong to an open wound. infection rates on this are very rare. open wounds don't usually have any trouble until its almost closed and that only happens to very few people. its always best to be safe than sorry so i'm glad u got it looked at.
     
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    I think I am only supposed to take my pain meds before packing once a day. Cause my label says 2 pills once daily. But I think I will take 2 before bed as well. I havent slept in 2 or 3 days. So I am looking forward to a nice long sleep. Have nothing going on at all tomorrow so I can sleep as late as I want.
     
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    Ahh I slept until 1:00PM today..soo nice. And didn't wake up in extreme pain for once. Hasn't really hurt at all today except for the packing change. I was actually able to work on my car for 3-4 hours for once. It was nice to get out..until we got goflball sized hail haha..I am ready for this thing to close up.
     
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    Well, I'm glad that you're coping with it :) hopefully i won't run out of pain meds after the surgery... im having one in 2 days...
     
  14. nicorahiah

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    i dont even understand how this could be a form of "treatment."
    there has to be a simpler way instead of cutting out chunks from your body and leaving it open to heal for months.
    it just sounds ridiculous. :l
     
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    it does sound ridiculous but inevitable for most and yes this is the only way to hopefully get our lives back. if we don't jump in than we have no clue wether this surgery could have cured us.
     
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    Snoopie,
    Good luck on your surgery! Will say prayers that all goes well for you! My daughter will have surgery Wens. For her it is a cleft lift. This will be surgery #3 for her. Please let us know how it goes for you.
    Sharon
     
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    ITA! Seems impossible that nobody has come up with a better way to treat this. A longer healing process than heart bypass. Crazy! But I guess that is all there is, though hopefully some doctor somewhere has a pilo and is looking into better treatments!
     
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    I with you guys on this one! I can't believe nobody has come up with somthing better yet, I am very optimistic about pit picking though... I am waiting to try it out so hopefully in the mean time this thing doesn't get so bad that I have no choice but to do the surgery. All of you who have done the surgery are so brave, I just can't comprehend going through it
     
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    Been having some more pain with it. It is off and on all day. But nothing to serious anymore. I no longer need prescription pain meds. OTC stuff has been working decently for me. got another appt. to have it checked out next week. If all goes as planned I should be healed in 2 more weeks. Which would be GREAT. They say I am healing faster than most people do. So that is good news to me.
     
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    Haha, a bit of irony. Last night I was taking 2 benadryl capsuls, one went down somehow, the other got itself lodged in some little spot in my throat. So I went all night trying everything I could think of to get it out and nothing. the surgeon who did my pilonidal was a general surgeon, so he did alot of other procedures like endoscopy things. So we called him up and he had me rushed into surgery within 30 minutes after calling him I was already in the OR and knocked out. All the people there recognized me from 2 weeks ago when I was there for the cyst haha. What luck. It all went well except I scratched my throat up pretty good and it hurts.
     

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