For those who know I had an abdominal fistula for the last year, I had surgery to fix it on Nov 20th. I was left with an open wound and a woud VAC, for the last 3-4 days I've noticed a smell, the same smell it had when the fistula was there. AHHHHHH!! I am so upset right now, I called my surgeon crying...I'm going in for him to take a look at it tomorrow morning. At the base of the wound I see a small hole, and the smell is like wastes. My at home nurse is dumber then a box of rocks, I told her something was wrong but she kept saying things were fine...I took it into my own hands today because it seems like the smell is stronger. Is this even possible? For a fistula to form again so quickly? I'm so frustrated and upset, I dont know what to do anymore, but I know that I can't keep living like this. Hopefully my surgeon says everything is fine, maybe it's just a little infection...but I know in my heart it's a fistula again. =(
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings
Current Meds: Cimzia, Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: Nov. 20th to Take Down Abdominal Fistula!!!