Ive had this abscess ever since my last resection in sept. The first round I was rushed to the ER where it decided to explode, it was then opened up completely cleaned out, and I was hooked up to this lovely machine called a wound VAC. It seemed to heal up completely, but a couple of weeks later it was back again! Horray. It was opened again but because I didnt have insurance this go around, I didnt get a wound VAC, and I was told just to do a wet to dry dressing. Heres the problem, it heals around, but not from the bottom up, so its still just as deep as it was to begin with but MUCH smaller in diameter. My surgeon said its because of my weight, which I wont deny, I did gain 45lbs from being on 100MG of pred for over 5 months, plus the taper off. Of course I cant just drop the 45lbs in a day, a week, or even a months time...its a long process, but is there anything I can do to help it help from the bottom up faster. Its so frustrating, theres a lot of discharge from it, sometimes dark brown or black, I was worried it was actually wastes from my stomach but my surgeon said if it wasnt more than a liter of discharge he highly doubts my intestines tunneled into my abscess. Im supposed to only change the dressing twice a day, but I find myself changing it every 2 hours because it leaks through, I have to wash my bed sheets every morning because during the night it leaks horribly, Im worried about work, I start back on Saturday, hopefully it doesnt leak through my work clothes. Blah! Any advice or has anyone ever gone through this before?
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly)