I had open wound surgery Sept 2, 2004. All went well with recovery, 7 weeks or so to heal. In the past 2 months however, my wound has begun to cause alot of pain. I just noticed my wound is now split AND has reoccured. I got back from the hospital, they told me that the only thing they CAN do is open drainage for the rest of my life. IS this even true?! My surgeon told me 2 months ago that i may need open wound surgery again. I have a referral to another surgeon for second opinion. Should I beg for open wound or go with a permanent draining hole? I have a doctors appt today at 2pm, so if anyone could reply asap, that would be great. Thanks in advance.