hello everybody and Thank God I find this forum and this is my story . Im a 43 years old male, good health until this last September I had done 2 surgeries near the anal area (Sphincterotomy + Fistulotomy) then just last month right after I had felt healed I noticed a small red pimple below my tailbone I thought sooner or later it will go away right ? Wrong ,when I went to my Surgeon (colon rectal surgeon) he confirmed that it is a Pilonidal cyst he want me to go home and if it get bad he will do the cutting and I will do the packing . Really ? It's unfair in addition of the high rate of recurrence it will come to hunt me again . I m so devastated and sad I really don't know what am suppose to do anymore after I was done with the other issues , yes thank God that I m healed from the other surgeries but now I have a Pilo what a crap ?!! sorry folks just want to scream loud I m so sad cos I m out of my job and I have to pay pile of bill from last surgeries lol and what make it worse is the horror stories I have been reading : 4 surgeries ,6 surgeries , recurrence , pain , wound vacuum....ect , people suffer for years what the heck is going on ??? At this 21 century the modern health filed could do a heart transplant to a different humans body and could easily remove a brain tumor but they couldn't get any kind of easy way to get rid of this darn Pilonidal abscess ?Im totally confused . Anyway some nice members told me to do the Cleft Lift and according to their experience it is the best procedure for the Pilo , don't take me wrong I understand that always there is a risk after any kind of surgery but I just want some hope to get my life back again ,and I want to make sure to do the right procedure for PC, so I m going for the cleft-lift it seems like the golden one to cure the PC and everybody swear by it that will success , I m going to arrange my time to make an appointment with Doctor David Lambert in Mckinney Texas, although it is almost 4 hours drive I ll go for it. I m very thankful that I find such a very helpful people doing an amazing humanitarian act and helping each others. Thank you so very much and again sorry about my language .