Hey there, I joined this forum because I am so confused and scared to death.
Here is a little information on whats ben going on the past year:
For years I have had problems with diarrhea. I believe it has ALOT to do with anxiety( I have severe anxiety).
As of a year ago I started to feel a pain to the left of my anus, it was deep and very uncomfortable to sit on.
Just about one month ago I was rushing myself to the hospital for about 5 days in a row. All them telling me I had an abscess but only the last ER doctor wanted to do anything about it, so he gave be a shot of GRAVOL, DEMEROL, and 2mg of ATIVAN before he cut into it. He didnt drain it completely so the surgeon could do it the next day. All I have to say is... EXCRUTIATING.
So for the past month I have been having it packed daily with an anti-microbial dressing. Sadly it has REFUSED to heal up. With a starting depth of 6.5cm and is still the same today.
It has been draining ALOT of thick greenish pus the whole time.
I went to see my surgeon a week ago to see if he wanted to do the fistulotomy surgery, he said not yet. He wants to see if it will heal up. But I cant deal with the pain and discomfort anymore, so I got my mom to call and have a surgery appointment set up.
So now I have my surgery set for November 3rd. I am scared to death to have it layed open or possibly cut up and have a big chunk missing out of my bum.
Also I am afraid that I will never be the same after this surgery, will I always have trouble controlling gas? Will I always feel discomfort? Will I always be worrying about a chance it may come back?
I am so scared, I have not been diagnosed with Crohns. So I dont know what to expect.
Someone please help me.
I am scared to death about this whole thing, I am only 19, I dont want to live my whole life suffering.
After the fistulotomy, within a year will I be almost 100%?