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    First Time Surgery & Scared (advise/encouragement please!)

    Backstory: Several years ago (6 now???) I had my first run in with a pilonidal cyst. I had the most painful tailbone ache ever, and let it go far too long, thinking I had just bruised it with all the driving I had been doing. I was out of state, doing some stretches, when it ruptured in the...
  2. T

    Please help - appearance of a pilonidal cyst ?

    Hi everyone, I'm soliciting you today because I am very anxious. For ten days, I feel pain in the lower back. But since 5 days, it's focused on a lump that has just appeared at my sacrum and which strongly exceeds (and was not there before). I don't see any hair, holes, it doesn't ooze, it's...
  3. L

    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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    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...
  5. K

    HELP! Parents forcing me to get surgery abroad

    I am a 21 year old college student studying abroad in Italy this summer. Last week I began to develop a cyst. I went to doctor on Saturday, she gave me antibiotics and painkillers. On Monday I went back as I wasn’t feeling any better. He said it wasn’t mature enough and to come back Tuesday. I...
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    I'm so tired of it coming back, but I'm scared. What do I do? (Long)

    Hi. As I'm typing this I'm laying on my side on the couch, feeling a good amount of pressure and pain from the same spot as usual. The stupid thing came back again. I've had it come back maybe 4-6 times, maybe even a time or two more, since I was 17. I'm 22 now. I've only had it lanced, every...