A little background: I had surgery 7 months ago, and my butt wound has not healed. I started seeing a plastic surgeon a month ago, who started me on silvadene creme. After 2 weeks the wound had closed to half its length.
So, when I went in today I was expecting to hear how much it had closed or hadn't, but what I wasn't expecting was that he said I needed to have surgery soon. I was supposed to go out of town on Fri to see my family and he said to cancel the trip.
I asked to page my colorectal surgeon, who came after a bit. We walked over to her examining room, and all the way there she was saying he was exaggerating, that it's not an emergency after 7 months etc .... and then she took a look at it, and said he was right.
I need a CT for more info, but it looks like my small bowel is poking into the wound a little. She said the NEVER see this, except in really, really elderly people with bad tissue..... looks like a perineal hernia of the small bowel, and that's why the wound hasn't been healing -- but no one could see it before. It's not an emergency like I need to have surgery today, but soon, and they could schedule for Mon.
She thinks she's going to need to do something like move the small bowel out and then put some mesh in to hold it. I seem to remember something on here about problems w/mesh and adhesions and such..... I can search it but if anyone wants to comment, that'd be helpful.
Kind of in shock over here..... but in a weird way, relieved that they might know what the problem is now..... not feeling yet how much of a drag this is..... I was doing great, and now it'll be 5-7 days in the hospital and at least 3 weeks of no sitting...... sort of weird to think that I thought the wound was healing because I could feel the end of it, and what i was really feeling was probably my small intestine..... guess I've felt that before on my stoma.
She thinks it had to do w/the abscess I had after surgery..... she described in more detail, but i can't remember it now....
Sigh..... sigh..... sigh.....
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Perineal wound taking its time healing, but otherwise feel better than I have in years. I only take vitamins now, no drugs at all!