Trying an Alternative to Surgery

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  1. Syed

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    JT whats going on....I hope everything goes well at your doctors office. I finally gave up with trying all the Homeopathic medicines and the antibiotics. My surgeon said just schedule a surgery and get it over with so my surgery is on the 19th. Im pretty scared but at the same time I try not to think about it. My surgeon also said he might put a Wound Vac which is suppose to make your wound heal faster and sucks all the drainage out also and this way I wont have to change my dressing everyday. The only thing is I'll have to carry this thing around with me where ever I go I guess. Has anyone else other than Cindy used this Wound Vac before?
     
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    Syed..i'm sorry the homeopathic remedies didnt work for you. They will not work for all, sometimes you just have to try something out and see what happens

    Well, went to the Dr. today. She was actually amazed at how much I know about this cyst. She told me it seems like I already have everything figured out. She looked at my cyst and the sinus, she said the Sinus does not look good at all. She said because of the location of the cyst and the sinus the tract isnt very long, but the sinus opening itself is pretty big. She kinda poked at it and said she could easily put her finger in the opening.

    She prescribed me Keflex 500mg for 10 days and referred me to the colorectal surgeon I wanted to go to. She said I can starting taking the antibiotic now or wait til I see the surgeon first. I decided to go on and start it today though. I also have a Chronic cough during the winter months, and she said as soon as I have my surgery date to call her and she will prescribe some Cough medecine for me. She agreed with me that having a hard cough and having surgery isnt a good thing. The way I've been coughing could end up doing some damage after the surgery. Now i'm just waiting for the doctors office to call and schedule my appt. with the colorectal surgeon.
     
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    My appointment is now set with the colorectal surgeon for Nov. 30th. When the woman was telling me what I need to bring in she also told me that an hour before I leave for my appointment I need to use an enema once, and then fill it with luke warm water and do it again. I really didnt think I would need to make sure I'm cleaned out considering my cyst is at the very top of my butt, but oh well, even though I'm not thrilled about this, I guess its just one of those things I have to do. I'm sure that alot of you all had to do the same
     
  4. Can anyone give me a quick run down of the best homeopathic medicines for pilonidal cysts in their opinion and also is it ok to use hepar sulphuris and silicea if you have healed post-lancing but the sinuses etc are still open?

    thanks
     
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    JT - our surgeon suggested the enema before surgery, but my son never did it. The thought of it was totally unappealing to him (17 yrs old), but he was pretty nervous that morning and he "cleaned out" naturally.
     
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    Doesnt sound real appealing to me either. She said it was just in case type of thing. He will look in the rectum a little she said just to make sure the cyst and sinus doesnt lead down to it. A couple of days before my appointment, I'll probaby limit my food intake that way whatever needs to be cleaned out wont be that much


    HOw many MG of antibiotics did people take?? I am taking the Keflex 500mg two times a day so a total of 1000mg. I was wondering if anyone else took that amount, my wife thought it was a pretty high dosage.
     
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    I did the enema thing and it was uncomfortable but it didn't hurt or anything. I figured it was better to be safe then sorry, basically it didn't matter cause he never looked up there but you never know I guess.

    I hope your appointment goes well. I have one next week cause I think I'm finally going to schedule surgery.
     
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    Hello JT and everyone on the board... Tomorrow is my surgery...and all i have to say is im very nervous, even though I had the same procedure done about 3.5 yrs ago. Im not planning on staying over night at the hospital...but ill let you guyz all know how things went something next week. If I dont get to talk to you guyz than have a great Thanksgiving. Takecare everyone...
     
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    Tissa..thanks for the input...I really dont care if he looks there or not, if he thinks it might be connected then I want it checked out and taken care of. I dont know if I will do the enema thing, I might just not eat and take fiber pills the day before. I know I'm going to be nervous so I'm not sure what to expect


    Syed..good luck with your surgery and keep us posted on your progress
     
  10. Good luck wishes Syed :)
     
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    JT i think high dosages of antiB are normal for this thing I was always on huge doses. Once I even had to take 1000mg in one pill it was huge!
     
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