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  1. Breathe

    Calling All Cleft Lift-ers! Did the bottom open for you?

    Hi guys, Had my cleft lift done 5 days ago by the famous Dr. Bascom and feeling great! I’ve read a lot of stories that it’s common for the bottom of the incision to open up slightly but heal on it’s own. Hoping that doesn’t happen but we’ll see. I wanted to start this poll to see a couple...
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    A few hours after I wake up it will be time for surgery.

    Finally getting the cleft lift tomorrow with Dr bascom. Laying here in bed trying to sleep but anxious and afraid of what's to come tomorrow. Afraid of the iv, also TMI but my period started two days ago so I'm going to be on it during surgery and that's freaking me out a ton, just another thing...
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    On The Verge of the Cleft Lift....

    I could probably write a book about my past 6 years with this thing on my butt, but I'll try to keep this short. 6 years ago I noticed itching and a smell coming from my backside. Turns out it was a pilonidal cyst (betcha didn't see that coming). I had a closed incision surgery. Like most, this...
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    Have the appointment with Dr. Bascom tomorrow.

    I went through the hoops I had to go through to get the appointment and now its the night before and I'm struggling with the anxiety and fears. I believe I remember one of the ladies at his office say they plan the consultation as the same day as the surgery so I know I'm probably getting the...
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    I'm thinking taking the Cleft Lift route, have a couple questions..

    Hi again, I recently made a post about what I've been going through. I have my doctors appointment tomorrow for the check up a week after the lancing I just had, it had to be packed for 4-5 days, after that it couldn't really be packed anymore. Its basically back to feeling gone and what not...
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    My story - 5 years pilonidal sinus - bascom procedure

    Hi guys I had been suffering with pilonidal sinus for 5 years. I am currently 25 and have always suffered with severe anxiety attacks when it comes to surgical procedures or needles. I used to avoid doctors at all costs. Having pilonidal sinus had stopped me from doing so many things whilst i...
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    Need help from anyone who have travelled to Oregon (Dr.Bascom) to get Cleft lift done

    Hello, I am from India and have been dealing with this dreaded thing called pilonidal cyst. I have had 2 surgeries in India (one open wound and one huge rotational flap) however, both have failed more or less. After surgeries I never had any infections but my wounds have failed to heal. As a...
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    My Story + Questions

    Hello all, I’m new to this forum! I’ve had the cyst since I was 14. I’m now 20. When the first instance occurred, I thought I had hemorrhoids, so I kept applying cream to the area in hopes it would clear up. Every time I went to the bathroom (number 2) it would always hurt and bleed. I set...
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    I need a second Pilonidal surgery...badly...I'm desperate and don't know what to do.

    Back Story: The year is 2008 and after numerous (mind-numbingly painful) attempts to drain a pilonidal cyst, I was told that I needed surgery. So I got one by Doctor Stites in Oregon, and after a month-long healing process, it was clear that it did not heal correctly. I was told that not much...
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