Hello Everyone This is my 1st post and 1st time on here ... I have been reading some of the nightmares that people are having with the seaton stitch .... im not even sure if i have a cutting seaton stitch or just a normal seaton not much was explained even though that was my 5th opp I have some sort of thick wire tied in the anas its tied outside the abscess or fistula ? .... its tied like a plate with annoying knots tied all the way down with jaggy things not sure what it is really .
It was July 2011 when I first experinced this awful health problem .. It was hot summers day I wanted to sit out in the sun but I was feeling yucky all day I started to get a throbbing sensation in my left cheek ( bum) ...I first thought i was maybi a spot underneath the skin but the pain got so unbearable that I went to my gp who told me it was a buttock abscess she gave me antibiotics ... the pain just kept getting worse i had a bad fever so took myself to the hospital they took me in straight away drained the abscess ( he told me it was nasty )
The thing is there was no sign of the abscess from the outside like ive had before in other places it was all building up inside which i found unusual .Anyway they sent me home a couple of days later to get the wound packed by a nurse everyday ... anyway couple of months later i ended up in A + e again to have it drained this happened another 2 times after few months of healing then back again . I ended up having the fistula removed .. packing again ect .... then in oct 2012 the pain started again i had moved house by this time so had to attend a different hosp .. they drained the wound again ... but to my Nightmare its back again ........ Last wed they had me in for day surgery and have put in a seaton stitch not sure which one it is because not alot was explained I am hearing about
sitz baths on here ect but they never told me nothing about
Ive never been tested for crohns which i dont think i have anyway as the only thing connecting me to it is these fistulas .The pain I am in with this seaton is unbelivable im in agony ... its just been over a week since i had this put in but i cant walk and im just in constant pain .. its such a horrible thing to have in ive just started a new realationship aswell which is making things kinda hard I dont feel very feminine at the moment
I'm not sure how long I will have this in for ive to get it tightened in 6 weeks time .... does anyone kno how many times they tighten it ?? I really dont kno how much longer I can put up with this and its only been in a week !!!! also im getting a horrible burning sensation .... has anyone else had this ????? ive been back to a+e since the opp and they said everything looks ok no infection ... but this burning feelling has been going on since i woke up from surgery I also have to mention that I thought the whole point of the seaton was to drain puss blood ect this is what the surgeon said it would do but nothing is coming away at all all I notice is that there is a nasty smell which I have to keep washing with the shower head anyway ...... I do hope this works this time !!!! ...... I would like to hear of some positive storys of having this seaton in and really do hope it works for us good luck everybody !!!!!!! x
Post Edited (feduplassie) : 3/14/2013 11:55:54 PM (GMT-6)