Wish Us Luck

Not open for further replies.
I'm a 45 year old male, married with 2 wonderful sons. I had 4 pilonidal flareups when I was 13/14. I was "lucky" mine cleared up with no futher problems. I learned better hygiene techniques and have had only minor problems since. I was in the military for 11 years, and occassionally, the mandatory "situps" would cause some local pain. I learned to used a good pad.

My older brother, had several infections and lots of pain (late 1960's) resulting in surgery. I don't remember all of the details, other than the cysts were removed, and he had the "heal from the inside out" method. I remember helping my mother unpack, clean, and repack the area. He was overweight, and the healing took about 6 weeks.

The real reason I'm writing. My 16 year old son had been complaining of local tailbone pain for about 4 weeks. I looked at his tailbone and there were the sinus pits (4 of them). There didn't appear to be any swelling, pus, leakage, etc. He only complained of pain when he got up or sat down. Touching or moving the area didn't seem to increase the pain.

Well, we made an appoint to see our family practitioner. The morning of the appointment, my son took a shower, dressed, and came out with a really scared look on his face, He showed us his white briefs with a brownish/bloody stain. So, off to the Dr. a quick decision to see a speciallist/sugeon.

We are off this morning to see the surgeon. I have high hopes that we "caught" this early enough to try the less traumatic treatments. We'll see.

My family, close and extended, has medical issues (my wife is epileptic, my other son is asthsmatic), so I tend to be "up" on certain medical issues. I tend to ask questions.

This web site is a Godsend. Lots of information for all levels of expertise. It helped me fill in some gaps on what I thought I knew and what I really didn't.

Keep up the great work.

Wish us luck today on my son's appointment with the surgeon. I will keep you informed.

Stu in New Mexico
Not open for further replies.