Hello all… I am a 36 year old male and have had this condition since I was in high school. For the most part I have been able to cope with the flare ups… usually draining on their own, but about 10 years ago… I was not so lucky and had to endure the horrible IAD procedure, worst day of my life. Since then, the incision scar has left me with an "out" so to speak, so flair ups usually just take care of themselves. I keep the area clean and all that, but it never fails… the flare up. Im thinking like 2 to 3 per year, give or take… Is surgery a good option? I have heard it can take up to 6 months to fully heal, and I just cannot afford to not work for 6 months. Anyone with some suggestions would be great!