My THIRD Surgery?

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Howdy, guys, I'm new here, so let me say that first.


I'm 19 years old now. I first was diagnosed with a pilonidal when I was 14. I went for the surgery and for several months went back to the doctor to check on it. After about a year, I was told it was all healed up, so I was happy as pie.

A year goes by and BAM! It returns with aveangance. I got in for a second surgery, and this recovery period is only a couple of months. Much, much shorter. I'm let out and think finally, "Yes! I'm done!"

Seven months or so go by, and I get that all too familiar characteristic, I guess... Drainage...

So I've gone to the same surgeon who did my second surgery, and have no been presented with a new alternative: Since the first two more traditional methods didn't work, he's suggesting the Limberg Flap. It's looking intrusive and like a real pain in the buttocks.

My question is, has anyone had this done and is it as awful as the description and pictures look? Is there another alternative? Can't I just live with this? It's not like I'm in pain, or anything. The thing just bleeds and drains sometimes.

I'm morose and need guidance. Save me and my poor hiney.
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