In April it will be my 4th Pilonidal birthday! And unfortunately, it doesn't look like things are getting better. I had my third operation in May last year and until last month I had no bother with it. It became tender sometimes but apart from that it was fine. However, my scar tissue began to swell and as it always has, it began to drain from the bottom part of my scar where the skin is very thin and can break down easily. When it slowed and eventually stopped over the course of a week (I was on antibiotics) I thought it was fine, although my scar tissue was still quite swollen but hard and not squishy. Following a 4 hour train journey it burst like a blood blister (which was wonderful, I had just come home from a holiday). All that was in there came out, scabbed up and got better. During this time I requested an emergency referral to see my surgeon. It feels like it's doing the same thing now but I haven't heard anything and it's been almost a month! I am very upset and frustrated. Being almost 21 I am quite keen to move on with my life and be independent, however I feel that this cannot be achieved as it keeps going wrong. Does anyone have any advice or something to make me feel better?