Hi again dbrookenz my friend, great to have you back commenting, although I hope that sooner or later we'll all be seeing goodbye to this forum.
My understanding is that even if it is a superficial fistula, you still have to take it out by fistul (ectomy or otomy). Draining and mushroom just keeps the abscess from reforming.
I fully understand (and obviously share) your frustration (it has been around 7 months for me as well!).
I still believe that the fistula loses in the end, always.
I have recorded my surgery saga on the "Filac Time" thread. It seems to be going OK according to my CRS, but as you can imagine, I have my doubts. I am 23 days past filac surgery and still draining (although significant reduction has occured and the draining is not the same consistency or "quality" haha, sorry no other way to describe).
At the end of the day, we are looking for some improvement, even if it's baby steps. For example, if a fistula becomes smaller or more superficial through a surgery (like it could very well be the case with you if it has indeed become superficial), we have won a battle. These small incremental steps lead to winning the war!!!
Post Edited (Dimitri71) : 11/17/2017 2:07:46 AM (GMT-7)