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Well I am a healthy 22 year old female suffering with these dreaded disease!
My Pilonidal started about 5 years ago I was at sixth form one day and suddenly felt this really bad pain and could not sit down - anyway thinking I had pulled a muscle somehow, I left it for the rest of the week and then the pain became unbearable and on the Friday my mum had to collect me and take me to A&E - where I was told I had injured my tailbone and they injected me with ibuprofen - well as soon as i got outside the hospital i fainted and was took back in - only to be told it was probably too much painkiller at once and it is usual to feel nausea - eventually went home.
Well I still felt no better all weekend and Sunday Night we had an emergency doctor out only to tell me i had a P.S and to bath it in really hot water so it could burst - Well it did and it took several weeks to heal up - my poor nan nursed me as i was told didnt need a nurse or packing.
Well after this i thought it was all over life was good and i started university then in Jan 2007 the dreaded pain occurred - you can never forget it! - Well after months of salt baths, antibiotics and any other product on the market to try and cure this damn thing i had to have surgery in the July - i had it opened and left to heal by secondary intention which involved packing every single day- soooooooo painful i had to be held down for the first few dressings - i'm probably just a wimp thou! Well the wound didnt seem to be healing and i was constantly on antibiotics. Come September getting ready to go back to university - i was told i had to have an emergency op on the Monday as the doctor did not feel they had removed all the Sinus. Well against my will and my parents practically forcing me to hospital i had this second op? Although i had all the riggmorale of the packing etc it did finally heal.
Everything going well bear in mind i had practically a year out i felt good then in summer 2008 it all started again - i refused to go back to hospital and so took antibiotics and the bath option -
However come Dec i could not bear this any longer and was refered back to the hospital and i am not awaiting my third op this time they are going to stitch as they feel i have a good chance of clearing it - they are also moving the scar off the midline - anyone got any reviews / advice on this method please as i am at my wits end and have nochoice to try this and pray it does the job?
Sorry to go for so long but some people do not understand how this really affects you and the life you lead its also embarrasing - wish everyone suffering luck that it goes away
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