I'm 8 weeks post fistulatomy surgery and life has gone back to normal. No incontinence, no real problems at all. I am 95% healed. I still have a small wound, but the discharge is all but gone. I still take soaks 2x per day, mostly as a precaution since I want to make sure everything is clean as can be while I heal the rest of the way. I see my surgeon again in 3 weeks to make sure I am fully healed, but based on my progress I have complete confidence that this mess is behind me.
This is a crappy situation, but you have to brave the surgery if you have a fistula, it's really not going to heal otherwise and none of over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams
will help. The surgery wadn't that bad, I only missed a couple of days of work and if you follow doctors orders you can manage the pain and healing. I wish you the best, but please don't be afraid, just get it taken care of and put this experience behind you!!
Post Edited (marcus82) : 9/15/2018 5:34:14 AM (GMT-6)