Well- today is the 1 year anniversary of me having my surgery and 8 months since I was healed or at least stopped having home health come to my house twice a day. I'm as paranoid as ever that this is going to happen again, but b/c of my "traumatic" experience (taking 5 months to heal and the severity of the wound), I think that if one would develop again, I wouldn't want to go to the doctor to get it removed as quickly as I should. I was in the doctor's office for something different a few weeks ago, and I shuddered to think of the way I felt the last time I was there, not knowing how bad the experience was going to be. I had never heard of a pilonidal cyst before this and before the surgery I didn't think it was going to be as serious as it was. My wound was left open and it totally grossed me out, b/c I don't really deal well with any type of blood. I'm hoping (and praying) that one doesn't develop again.