An update, feel free to comment if you have some experience to share..
It is about
2weeks since the seton cut free of my flesh.
I still have an extra set of "cleavage" of the unattractive kind. Sometimes when I am standing I get a little "sizzle" of sensation in that area. After my sitz bath experiances and realizing I could stand higher temps in some areas down there than others (was almost burning myself at one point i believe) I understand that the anus actually is not as sensitive as skin around it, now. So any sensations make me a bit anxious to say the least.
I still have a bit of yellow and fecal matter leak from time to time, but it is dependent on my BM & how "stable" it is to a normal one.
I still need to stay on a limiting diet but not that constrictive, just pretty much anything in a vending machine or of the same family is going to make me sick again.
I still am doing very warm sitz 2 to3 times a day, its getting wayyyy old. There is much evidence that I have read online to support my theory that I will be doing this habit for the forseeable future.. maybe over a year just to be sure.
At this point the skin may heal okay or maybe become a problem that will be difficult to clean. I still have an x- nodule-hardish area left of the fistula track on the very end of one of the scare faces.
A little spooked to think of getting examines and they find a tiny weeping branch track still there... eek. That is my anxiety talking though. From what I have read it is a toss up if I can do anything. I could just spend a couple of K to find out nothing.
That is why the sitz bath still the way to go, get clean clean clean. We do posses some good bacteria, but the water helps flush away any problems before they get hold.
Post Edited (fedge) : 3/17/2016 9:05:28 PM (GMT-6)