Healing Process

#1
Hey guys
So I had a pilonidal sinus for 2 years until I got a open wound surgery on November 2nd 2017. Anyways, I stayed home November to december then end of december i went to work and worked for a week and a half or so (job consists of sitting all day). Anyways, started hurting again and ive been off ever since. A nurse still comes everyday to change gauges and she says its not infected. She just tells me That i move a lot or do activities then its going to prolong the healing. I had little ball right where the crease of the butt starts where it would drain. Thats healed now. Also they did an incision in between the butt maybe 3-5 cm away from the butt hole. That part is taking forever to heal. The nurse just use sterile water and comes everyday to change. Its now end of february and im still not at work yet cus im scared if i go back, ill mess up the healing process. Anybody know anything i can use to speed up the healing? Anything? I asked the nurse and she said theres nothing but i dont know if shes telling the truth or not lol. Hope to hear from you guys soon!
 
#2
Hey! I see no one really responded, but I’ll offer my two cents ;)

Where exactly is the incision? If you’re packing it daily, there’s not much you can aside from that.

Just increase your protein intake, take a multi vitamin and possibly consider supplements of vitamins A,C, and E which all promote healthy collagen and skin formation. If you’re incision is going down into the buttcrack ( mine is :confused: ), roll a 4x4 gauze into a cigar and place between the buttcheeks to get air :) feels kinda silly at first but you get used to it.

I’ve been doing all the above after the bottom part of my cleft lift opened due to some fluid build up and I’ve seen great healing in the last 2 weeks, almost closed!! :cheer:

Update when you can, best of luck!!
 
#3
Hi guys i need information if someone can please help me.. I had pilonidal surgery 20 days ago and my wound keeps draining some light yellow stuff out of two holes which opened from closed wound. I will post some pictures and tell me if the colour is ok or if anyone had similar thing. It doesnt smell or anything it just drains a bit. https://www.imageshack.us/my/images
 
#4
Hi guys i need information if someone can please help me.. I had pilonidal surgery 20 days ago and my wound keeps draining some light yellow stuff out of two holes which opened from closed wound. I will post some pictures and tell me if the colour is ok or if anyone had similar thing. It doesnt smell or anything it just drains a bit. https://www.imageshack.us/my/images
Hi!! The picture doesn’t open for me, but mine did the same thing. There was some fluid build up and it opened at the bottom and drained some fluid, mostly clear with some light yellow. When I consulted my surgeon, he said that was just some normal sero-sang fluid and as long as it didn’t smell funny, and the incision wasn’t increasingly painful or hot- then it wasn’t infected. Mine eventually stopped draining after about 10 days and is closing now. I cleaned it in the AM when I woke up, and in the PM before bed and changed the gauze throughout the day if I thought it was too damp with drainage.

Hope that helps!! If this is the first time it opened and you’re worried, I’d get an appt with your surgeon soon just for peace of mind and so they can follow your outcome :)
 
#5
Thx for answer.. Mine opened when they removed stitches 14 days after surgery. Now it is 21 days after surgery and it still drains.. On the bottom hole there is clear liqiud like water coming out and on the upper one it is clear yellowish.. Other than that there is no odor, rest of the wound is healing great no swollen or hot or red..im just wandering how long will it drain and when will it close both holes..cause i should go to work as seaman in one month.
 
#6
Everyone is different with healing, but increase your protein, take a multi vitamin, and supplement with vitamins A,C, and E which all promote collagen production and skin healing!!
 
#8
Thank you for advices! I read horror storyes about wounds that cannot heal or take too long to heal so i was worried.
Yeah I hear you on that! That’s why I was so worried about mine, but you have to look at each case individually. Mine is healing and doing well so I have absolute faith it will fully close. If I ran into issues with it having stalled, I might think differently. But I have faith in my surgeon’s cleft lift and my body to heal :)

Everyone tells you not to stress about it, but it’s hard! Just do your wound care and eat healthy and try not to let it consume you, it’s been working for me :)