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4 weeks ago today I underwent a laparotomy to remove my appendix, right ovary, right Fallopian tube (both of which had formed a mass and which were covered in adhesions probably the result of a hysterectomy 3 years previous) and a large pelvic abscess which had formed behind the mass. Following my return home an infection set in and a section of my wound opened (dehisced) and a fistula/sinus has developed. The fistula is about 3.5cm deep and is being packed daily by the district nurses. I've been told this fistula should eventually heal from the bottom up. My question is, am I being impatient? I am able to walk around the house maybe for 5/10 mins at a time but the area between my pubic bone and fistula gets very uncomfortable, so much so that I have to keep laying down. Has anyone else experienced this please and if so, how long did it last? My incision in a Verticle incision from belly button to pubic bone.
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