I had surgery in September for a stricture. I developed a fistula on my lower abdomen. While in the hospital I got Jaundice from blood transfusions and than got a staph infection that went to my lungs and put me into the intensive care unit. They were not sure if I would pull through since they had to put me on a breathing tube. I was there for 2 weeks in intensive care with the breathing tube. All together I was in the hospital for 10 weeks. I was released in December and was told the fistula would heal and stop draining in a week. Well it is still draining. Now I have developed drainiage out of my vagina. The doctor said the fistula in my abdomen made a tract to my vagina becasue there was too much stuff coming out and it could not all come out one area. The doctor than had me have a fistulagram and the radiologist put a tube in the fistula to help it drain properly and make my insides healthier so they could do surgery to fully repain the fistula. Well it is still draining more out the abdomen and hardly out the tube that was put in my abdomen. It did help the drainage out the vagina. It does not drain much out of there. Now they want to put a second tube in to the abdomen to help the drainage.
I cannot go out only to the doctors and hospital because of the drainage. I will have to wait at least 2 months for the inside to heal before they do surgery. What I need advice about is should I get a second opinion? I am so confused and unsure of what to do. I like my surgeon and he is great. He always says my case is complicated and I mystify him.
Please give me your opinions.