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I had my first op back in march 07, even though it was nearly a year after i first noticed the problem! I had day surgery for this op, and was butchered (to quote the nurse) by the surgeons with stitches like barbed wire that the nurse struggled to cut through to remove them! It was visible that the stitches would never hold the scar together and, lo and behold, it came back and never healed.
Early this year, I had another operation for it, by a specialist who deals with this type of problem and it was done so much better. Apparently I had a long line of sinuses next to one another, but still didn't have it packed. It was a type of reconstructive surgery where they faffed around with moving patches of skin etc. Unfortunately, its only 90% healed, and lower down (the embarrassing bit of it!) just will not heal. I've been off work for over 6 weeks now with no sign of it healing. Recently its started bleeding/discharging more and is becoming an expensive problem as I can't work due to me being sat behind a desk all day! I went back for a couple of days but it just made it worse.
So all in all 2 years down the line and I don't seem to have made any progress, but obviously this is common with these.
I was just wondering if anybody knows of anything that will aid the healing process other than what the doctors and nurses do and keeping off it and keeping it clean etc.
I've read how some people have had 3,4 or more operations on it, and really want to get it sorted once and for all as it affects so many day to day things!
Any help would be appreciated!
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