Advise? Second surgery

#1
Hello all, new here.

I had my first surgery October 13, 2016. Closed incision with drain. I had my stitches taken out 14 days p/o but had an infection that caused the whole thing to open up.

I will note my surgeon hasn't been overly helpful, if it wasn't for my wound care nurses I'm sure life would be much worse.

I have healed some but now I'm re opening in previously healed areas and have discomfort I haven't had in months . My nurses are at the point where they have faxed my surgeon a half dozen times with no reply and sent me to the hospital to see the gen surgeon. So I saw a different surgeon this week and he has offered to take me on if my surgeon doesn't pull his head out of his asshole. He has recommended wide excision with immediate vac + 3/4 day hospital stay.

Has anyone had this surgery? Should I go on medical EI? I have 0 income as it is my job paid me severance as they didn't feel I was a "Fit" after surgery.

Any experience or recommendations are appreciated.

I will also mention that after surgery I had noted a small "crevice" under the skin above my would that felt like a pilondial in the starting stages. At that time my surgeon poked at it and assured me it was likely not that....fast forward a few weeks and sure as heck im at work not feeling great, fever, pain etc, I get home and check it out it's a lump almost as big as a loonie and it's angry. I couldn't drive so I took some pain meds and tried to sleep. It burst on its own that morning and I had it packed at the emerg centre. My surgeon still doesn't feel it was a pilondial as it almost never happens that soon after and would of had to be a new track because he got all the old ones during surgery
 
#3
Closest is Vancouver and I'm broke AF Thanks to this surgery. They are recommending an immediate wound vac....I was hoping someone has had experience with an immediate vac...
 

nickd

New Member
#4
Hello im new here but I wanted to comment on your situation because Ive had a pilonidal for years. With that said I refused to do the surgery as it can be unsuccessful. I had the incision and drain done in 2014 after that I was recovering for months to heal so I was scared to cut into the area again not fun.!it took 2 months to heal. Its embarrassing showing your butt to a doctor who always says its fine, after all the antibiotics and home remedies its still there and Ive learned to live with it .no infection no lump no pain just occasionally small drainage. Hibiclense-peroxide-and mix that in your bath.not claiming it will cure this but it could help .I hope you feel better and dont let it drag you down it will get better.
 
#5
Hello im new here but I wanted to comment on your situation because Ive had a pilonidal for years. With that said I refused to do the surgery as it can be unsuccessful. I had the incision and drain done in 2014 after that I was recovering for months to heal so I was scared to cut into the area again not fun.!it took 2 months to heal. Its embarrassing showing your butt to a doctor who always says its fine, after all the antibiotics and home remedies its still there and Ive learned to live with it .no infection no lump no pain just occasionally small drainage. Hibiclense-peroxide-and mix that in your bath.not claiming it will cure this but it could help .I hope you feel better and dont let it drag you down it will get better.
Hi Nicked!

I already had a "D" flap surgery October 13th with very poor healing and now more issues. Their solution to this ongoing issue is to do another surgery and leave it open with a vac.... I'm not up for another 4 months off though. I find out tomorrow what my other options are
 

nickd

New Member
#6
Thanks for replying. Ive heard these things go away eventually.
But I never had the surgery they recommended, I rode it out because I didn't want to lose my job. And I admit this condition causes alot of stress . your going to be okay just a pain in the @ss. Although I dont know your condition if its getting better the way it is on antibiotics I would reconsider more surgery.
 
#7
Well I'm not having a wide excision they are going to do would debratment and then wound vac with short hospital stay. I'll let you know How it goes
 
#8
Update!! No wide excision requires! They did remove the new pilondial and debarred the wounds and opened them up to put the vac in. Doc says my prognoses looks good 3-6 weeks and I should be back or close to back to normal!
 
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