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I had what was thought to be just one abscess in my right armpit drained in Feb. It wasn't healing so I went back to see my surgeon at the start of April. I was told I had more pockets of infection that needed opening and draining. I was then left with four open wounds to heal with daily packing. I am now left with just one My surgeon said I have Hidradenitis Suppurativa, I'm not entirely sure what the condition is and apparently i'm in stage 1. I have an appointment with a dermatologist next week so hoping to find out more then. I'm really looking for some help on how to cope? I'm at university and now living at home and commuting due to the dressings and aren't getting out to see friends as I constantly feel self concious of the condition. I feel so down and upset all the time. I also suffered from pinolidal sinus disease and had three operations to heal that between the ages of 14-16 which affected my GCSE's. I'm not sure how to deal with not feeling 'normal' and from what I have read the condition is chronic which scares me into thinking I am going to have to deal with this for the rest of my life. I'm new and 21 looking for some help and support of how to deal with this condition and any help would be much appreciated.
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