Post Edited (MAG102886) : 8/11/2009 10:02:50 PM (GMT-6)
Fortunately, I haven't had a fistula yet (knock on wood). I get recto/vaginal fisures all the time though. I also did pretty well on the Prednisone considering I was expecting the absolute worse. I have had the C-Diff though. In fact, 6 weeks since my last course of treatment for it, it's back in all it's glory. Talk about a smell, C-Diff mucous is disgusting, not that your oozing goo isn't awful too.
I can't empathize not having had a fistula before but I can certainly sympathize and wish you the best of luck in getting it cleared up and all better. :)
I saw both my GI and surgeon yesterday morning. All went well. Surgery is Sept 4th to "take down" the fistula aka get rid of it! YAY! Im so excitied. He said he saw no reason why he shouldnt do it, and he has a good feeling everything will turn out well. I was hoping for a sooner date but I'll take it! He said I would probably be in the hospital for about 7 days after, and should need around 2-3 week recovery at home depending on how things go. He suspects he can do it lapro but he wont know until he gets in there. I told him I honestly dont care as long as its gone!!!