Warning: TMI post!
Yesterday's surgery was only to get the infection out. I have to go back and remove the root cause after the infection is gone. I asked the doc what was the root cause and he answered swiftly. Hair. I have a hairy butt. That is something every woman wants to hear. NOT! I blame this too, on PCOS. I mean, a symptom of PCOS does include unwanted hair. So, I am gonna go with that.
When I asked him why it came back and why it got so bad so quickly he said it was because there was so much scar tissue from the last surgery that the infection was not fought off with white blood cells and since the tissue around the area is already damaged from the past, the infection was able to build easily.
He drained 2 tablespoons of puss of out it and it was not the most flattering smell. I am glad my DH stayed in the waiting room. The doctor said that since it was so swollen and inflamed that it was going to be difficult to numb up completely. He was right. I was not numb all the way so I felt a majority of the poking, prodding and slicing. It was so uncomfortable. I just kept hearing him say "Breath, you are going good; its draining." I just kept gripping the table and clenching my jaw. When he would stop pressing, I would laugh. Not because it was funny, but because that is how I deal with pain.I laugh. I have done it for as long as I can remember. Once the trauma is over, then I cry!
He said we will schedule the second surgery (under general anesthesia) to remove the "root cause" or hairballl at my follow up next Tuesday. Gosh, how embarrassing.
I hope you all still love me! LOL
Thanks for all the well wishes on here and on Facebook!! You are all so great!
Sorry about the TMI post.... especially since it was TMI post not about IF!