First pilonidal. First surgery.

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    i am so sorry. if thats not bad luck, i don't know what is. aren't benedryl caplets tiny tiny? where on earth could it have gotton lodged that u would have needed surgery to get it out? what did the surgeon say about where it was? i've had capsules stuck before and i take a peice of bread,roll it into a big ball and eat it kinda whole so it grabs the pill. itsa always worked so i never knew they would operate to get it out. i think irony is an understatement!!! well, i'm glad your ok.
     
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    I dont know where it was lodged. I have pictures that they took with a scope haha..shows all the scrathces it left. It was stuck for about 15 hours before I had to have it taken out. I tried bread, apple sauce, chewing gum, hot water, cold water, throwing up. NOTHING worked. so they had to cut a little bit out to get it all..but it still feels like some is there so I have to call them in the morning. I am just having horrible luck lately.
     
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    M E R C Y !!! That just blows! So sorry, but glad you got it taken care of right away.
     
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    There is still quite a bit of blood coming out of this thing.. Is that normal? I dont see my surgeon again until next week. Not much pain with it anymore. Packing changes sting a bit. But I am used to it now. Just concerned about the amount of blood draining this late in.
     
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    first of all, your not that far in and i'm pretty sure the first month can be very bloody. u have a decsent wound there and my last surgery, i couldn't make it in to take shower without looking bludgeoned and the whole shower was very bloody as well. it took till a little over a month for mine to stop. so i wouldn't get too worried, yet.
     
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    Sarah's open wound bleed for quite a while till it stopped, maybe a good month, 6 weeks.. Sounds normal, but call your dR is you are worried.
    Sharon
     
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    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
    Lately I have been sleeping almost 20 hours a day every day. Its been going on for around a week. So my mom made me go to the doctor today to make sure nothing was wrong. And I tested positive for mono...yep, pretty sure god hates me lol.
     
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    oh i'm very sorry. my kids get mono at least once a year so i know how draining that can be. but look at it this way, they say your body heals great while your sleeping so maybe something good will come out of this. i hope u recover soon.
     
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    well most of the day/night it has been bleeding and really burning bad. Haven't done the packing change today, and it is already midnight. I have really been putting it off, but I should get it done...
     

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