It took my bottom a lot of extra time to heal...and I hadn't been on Pred for years. Crohn's was my culprit:( I packed my bottom until I was at about
1/4". Towards the end I had to tape the gauze in but I didn't want to have THAT wound
It sounds like a little bacteria caused an infection when you stopped packing at 2cm.
As far as swimming, is it a public pool? For many years I had several fistulas and was advised not to swim in public pools but could swim in the ocean/lake or my own pool (if my husband would have been so kind!). Not to mention the germ fests that are in public pools...you may not want to compromise the wound at this stage.
I know it really stinks when you have to hold off on something you love...it took months before I could ride horses again:(
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!