Blah blah blah, Ive told this story a million times haha, but I have this fistula above my bellybutton result of a resection, and then 3 abscess's. I tried Remi but had an alergic reaction, so I cant take that anymore. I made an appointment with my GI surgeon for the 14th to ask about surgery to fix it. Just wondering if anyone else has had surgery to fix a fistula? Or if it can even be done. I dont see how this will heal on its own, and Ive been told by my surgeon when I first got it that the chances of it healing on its own are very very small. At this point in my life, I am trying to get married and have children; this is a huge set back for either of those things to happen. I cant see being pregnant with a fistula coming through my stomach, that just sounds dangerous, and probably is. Or getting married and being scared that it will leak through my dress, UGH. But anyways, any stories about other surgeries to repair a fistula? Is it as complex as a resection surgery, with time to heal and hospital stay and all that?
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.