frustrated and in pain

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by rmb1313, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. rmb1313

    rmb1313 New Member

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    I am not new to pilonidal cyst , but am sitting here feeling my 3rd abcess in a year start . I am so distraught that I am going to have to go through this horribly painful and long experience again and worst of all that I am dragging my husband along too. I have had both previous abscesses surgically drained and took months, like 2-3 months of packing the wound daily for them to heal. I can't physically or emotionally do this any more!!! I am crying for a solution or an end!!! This has been the only disease that I literally think about everyday because I know any day this can happen all over again and the pain is unbelievable. I am despiratly searching for a surgeon who knows what they are doing and are not just going to pack my wound for months. I am in my final months of nursing school and this needs to end.
     
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    tyty501 Very Helpful

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    I understand your pain :/
    I had three survivors and my open excision failed.
    The packing was horrible.
    Look into a cleft lift, that was the last one I had done and I am so close to being 100%.
    That surgery works, def look into a surgeon who performs it in your area.
     
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    I am going to see a general surgeon tomorrow and discuss my options for open excision or surgery. The draining and packing is not a valid option in my opinion any more. It has failed me twice. I am so afraid to go through a whole surgery and recovery only to have it fail too. Their has to be a real solution to this problem!!
     
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    tyty501 Very Helpful

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    Glad you've got an appointment.
    Don't do an open excision, please don't lol. You'll regret that. I understand the worry :/
    Don't do a closed excision either if possible. Those have the worst success rate (I had one that failed).
    The solution honestly is a cleft lift.
    They literally take out the cyst/abcess, shallow out your crack and bring the area off of the midline, which is the solution to the problem.
    It's closed with stitches, sometimes has a drain.
    No packing, literally just put a gauze over the drain to absorb whatever comes out of it and that's it! Nothing hard to it.
    Success rate is 98%.
     
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    Dr Immerman Very Helpful

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    I agree with tyty501. A cleft lift, if properly done, will almost always fix this.

    Dr Immerman
     
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