Well the appointment went ok…….. After having to wait three hours in the waiting room due to an admin stuff-up (after an hour and a half I checked where I was in the queue and they’d misplaced my file!!!) – I saw the head of colorectal surgery who took a look at my drain. He ummed and ahhed and said there is ‘still disease there’ (by which I’m hoping he simply meant its still draining). He then went off and spoke to someone for a while, and I am hoping he was organising an apportionment with the IBD team at the hospital after I told him I was still waiting to hear from them.
I have another appointment next Thursday afternoon to have the drain removed. He said it should come out easily once they cut the stitches but sometimes it doesn’t in which case they’ll have to put me under a general. I certainly hope that isn’t the case!!
He believes I should be on some biologicals to help it heal up. The frustrating thing is I have been referred to the IBD team by my colorectal surgeon, and keep asking when I will get to see them, and everyone says ‘ill check up on that for you’ but nothing ever seems to happen. I feel like I’m banging my head on a brick wall and I’m petrified that the drain will come out and it will re-abscess without these meds.
I just hope they get an appointment for me to get these meds ASAP. I have had enough surgeries and abscesses now. I don’t think I can take much more if it were to get infected again!
I will chase them on thurs when I get the drain removed, but I wish I were on the meds now!! I guess I’m just pessimistic, with everything that’s happened since last November (abscess, abscess and more abscess)…..