Well I've got a seton and a catheter in right now and going to see the surgeon tomorrow to have my catheter taken out. Problem is I don't know if it's ready to come out - its still draining quite a lot!
I don't know how long they can leave catheters in for ........ setons I know can be left in 'for life'. hmmm...
i know how you feel. I had my drain looked at yesterday and straight away the GI said it is not ready to come out, and called my surgeon and told him so. I was due to get it out at the hospital but I am so glad it wasn’t pulled out until it was ‘ready’. I am finally on my way to getting some decent treatment for my crohn’s after 3 years with an incompetent GI. I’ve been put onto imuran and am applying for another drug which the GI says goes with it.
I would hate the prospect of another surgery for my abscess too. The pain is immense and its so hard to sit, walk and move. I am just so grateful that now I am in good hands, I have faith that the specialist and surgeon will look after me. Wow what a great feeling that is!!