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Hello, I am a 20 year old girl and i've recently been diagnosed with HS. I've had the problems relating to it for around 2 years now and was even initially diagnosed with acne. I'm learning just how ignorant doctors are to this absolutely dreadful experience and I feel like I can't talk to anyone. My mummy is absolutely brilliant but I'm too embarrased to be completely open about what I'm going through and I feel so lonely and isolated. I got my first perianal abscess a month ago, it was massive- 19cm in size and i was admitted to hospital to have it drained. I have HS in and around my groin and all over and in between my buttocks and i could not be any more depressed and embarrased over it. I'm currently on bedrest and I'm a student at university (which i'm now behind in) and have a job and i can't drive or leave the house without fear of getting and infection or making anything worse, i can tell the wound is going to take so long to heal. I am a very active person and I live to go to the gym and this has just rendered me immobile and I'm finding it extremely difficult to cope as I have such issues over me weight as it is and pyschologically, doing nothing all day every day is taking its toll on my mental state of mind. Yesterday, I attempted light exercise for the first time and now today I have a hot, sore red lump in my groin which might be another abscess! is this what its always going to be like? I'm a young girl and the humiliation is taking its toll on my life
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