Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Post "Surgery" Update (TMI post)

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!

11 comments:

  1. You poor thing! I guess it brings new meaning to pain in the butt! Heal quickly!

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    1. Ha ha! For sure, thank for the well wishes!

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  2. Reading this seriously made my butt hurt. You poor thing! Stay on lots and lots of pain meds.

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    1. Yikes, I agree. (I laugh too in those situations. It makes IUIs much more interesting.) Hope you heal up quickly!

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    2. Pain meds suck, I feel worse on them~ I am feeling better today!

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  3. I agree all PCOS fault! You are such a trooper. I'm not sure how I would've dealt with being able to feel stuff. Hopefully the infection stays away and the removal of the root will be a more simple and less painful process.

    Big hugs!

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    1. It was horrible! I hope the next surgery is not as painful!

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  4. lol! I laughed thru your pain, sorry. I googled pilonidal cyst yesterday after you posted and I read that it was basically something hairy white men got but I didn't want to say that lol!

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    1. Of course you laughed at me! Jerk. LOL!!!
      Yes, I am hairy white woman... ya me!

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  5. 2 TBSP of puss? That really is gross! I'm glad your husband stayed in the waiting room too. No spouse needs to see (or smell) that! And by the way, I can't help but laugh with you. What else is one supposed to do in times like these? I'm so sorry about your hairy butt.

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  6. Hairy butt or not, I think it's safe to say that your readers still love you. I'm sorry the numbing didn't work and you had to feel so much. Good call on keeping the spouse outside the room.

    (I'm a jerk; I laughed, too. Sorry!)

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