well i found out that i had this "wound" 3½ years ago. Waited ½ year before i visited the doctor. He told me what it is and said that it would need surgery.
Then i have had 6 surgeries. The first 5 had no effect so they decided to make a flap. However the wound has not healed completely, and you can follow my different ways to get this healing in the John threads.
Hi, I'm from Finland.. I recognized this disease 04/2005 and were in surgery 08/2005, then 12/2006 and the last time was yesterday. So three years now.. wound was always closed, but at the first time it opened immediately, so it was left open, but never healed completely. I managed to accomplish the army anyway, which was nice.. so that I were able to go on with my life.
Then second surgery, that gone well but the wound never healed completely, there were like 2mm hole for 6 months. Now they opened it and there was huge hole and it was cleaned and now just waiting if this would be the last time. No experience about cleft lift or any other different kind of method. Miserable disease
Hey Natalie! I’m from Stockholm!
I made my profile here in 2008 when I was 21 and I had my first pilonidalcyst, I got a cleftlift(12cm scar) and healed fine was all good(part from always sitting on a 12cm quite thick scar, it does make you soar when sitting on hard surfaces especially outside) until 2014, then just cut n clean by a doctor and that also healed good(just 1cm scar), 2020 now and i got a new one in let’s say a bad spot, cut and clean(5cm scar) this one I will have to redo since not healed yet and I did not get antibiotics after the cut n clean even tho I asked for it since I could feel i needed it. I will now have to reopen to get EVERYTHING out since they could not manage to do it last time, also I’ve got a new one on the opposite side that hurts like a mofo and it’s deep so it won’t become a hole in it unless you cut it open. Life is a bitch for sure and I have not been able to sit down for over 6 months if not more. Feels like I’m the only one here aswell, as I’m older I’m not ashamed of this issue anymore and almost all my friends knows about it, I have 1 friend 45 years of age from Middle East who had the same issue otherwise no one has a clue what it is and now I know I’m quite alone with it
This forum did give me comfort bk in 2008
I guess it’s nice to talk to ppl who don’t scream cancer out of ignorance
What happend to you and your cyst? I hope you got rid of your problem!