Hi Blankstare: Well I feel like I'm related to you...lol. With that much pain I think what is happening with you is what happened to me at the beginning. I have feeling your abscess had burst and then of course is filling up again. With me during my first surgery (actually took 2 weeks of me returning to ER stating something was wrong) anyways don't want to relive that. Yes during the first surgery with the incision she made a gush of infection...the surgeon said she had never seen anything like that before....so natural she thought she had puncture the abscess...NOT! Went back again to hosp she just did a freezing and tired to pop the abscess with a pointed instrument. No go. So at this point I'm sent home again and actually thought I was going to die. Scariest thing ever! I could no longer walk.....the pain now climbed all the way up and down my spine. My daughter...my angel took me to another hosp where I was told to wait in the waiting room. the waiting room must have had 50 people in it. I'm in a wheel chair cuz I can't walk and of course don't want to be sitting on my bum...so my daughter helped me lay on the floor. Guess what I was put in a room just like that. So they have me on morphine which I tell them doesn't work on me but you can't tell the nurses that. The one of the interns comes in to stick her finger up my bum and I screamed...I can handle pain but that was torture. So they decide to rush me to surgery. Have the same surgery again. Of course the weeks go by and not very much infection is coming out...and I can actually feel the bacteria eating its way through my inside down there. So after 3 months of complaining to my dr's and 2 surgeons I get surgery again...guess what I now have 2 fistulas. So he put in 2 seton cutting bands. Woke up after the surgery and my beautiful daughter asks me why I have a black eye. ???????????? What the???? so call the surgeon the next day and with a chuckle states oh that must have happened when we had to cram a breathing tube down your throat. Nice. So the stage I'm at now is the tightening process for these seton bands.....oh wait yah went in on a thurs to have them tightened and he had found that the original knotting he had put in was gone......so I was more or less put back weeks in the cutting process. so with the nurse in the office he had to go inside the incision to retie and pull of the setons. Was send home with no pain meds...and was in sooo much pain for 2 1/2 days then I woke up to have a pee and found that both the seton bands had fallen out. What the hell!!!! so started having an emotional break down cuz the surgeon said I would return in 6 weeks to have them tightened. So I have an appt with him next week GGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRR
So my whole point there was to maybe get them to give you an MRI with the radioactive dye...cuz that's the only way the found my fistulas and abscess.
June 2011 - My symptoms felt like I had 100 hemorrhoids, fever, major calf cramps at night.
July 7th 2011 - first surgery for perianal abscess with daily home care nurse to change packing....which never stayed in.
July 25th 2011 - Second surgery home care...no packing.
Sept 2011 - Colonoscopy ruled out crohns, colon cancer, polyps - since I have a family history
Home care nurse 3 times a week- mentioned to them that I thought I had a fistula
Nov 7th 2011 - MRI
Nov 30th 2011 - Surgery for 2 fistulas - seton banding (cutting)
Dec 2011 - Surgeon found bands not tied...retied.
Feb 16th 2012 - Surgeon founds bands untied...tightened and retied.
Feb 19th 2012 - Bands both fell out.
Post Edited (jobell) : 2/23/2012 9:40:19 PM (GMT-7)