Update on my pilonidal cyst. Tuesday morning I went to the nurse office and asked them to get me surgery date. I’m scheduled for surgery on february 20.
Tuesday evening I went to work, where I was on my feet for 5 hours. My butt hurt so bad I could barely walk. So when I got home I took a hot bath and that helped so much but I think the hot bath made the cyst drain cause I woke up Wednesday morning soaking wet with blood everywhere and a horrible smell. Horrible like a decaying dead body. It almost made me vomit. I threw everything i had on and all my bedding into the washing machine and washed it twice.
I was going to take another bath and I had even made my bath water but as a precaution I called the nurse and she told me to come in immediately. so I drained the bath water and went to the nurses office. She decided to do a procedure on me, where she injected lidocaine into the butt area where the cyst is, she said it’s huge and deep. then once it was numb she drilled a hole in it to let it drain more and she poured saline water in it to flush it out. then she packed the hole with 7 inches of gauze and dressed it up with pads and tape. she said it would hurt later so she gave me a RX for pain meds.
ok that was yesterday, today, Thursday I woke up and that smell was back and I decided to go see the nurse first thing in the morning. First I stopped at Starbucks to get her a gift card cause she’s been so amazing for me.
so i got to the nurses office and this time what she did was painful and i think she has to do this for the next several days. What she does is pull out the gauze and flush the cyst area with saline water and then stuff it back with gauze. She says the reason they put the gauze is they don’t want the outer skin to fuse back together cause then the cyst could happen all over again and be infected.
After I left the nurses office I called my Primary Care Physicians office. I had an appointment to see him next Tuesday but I wanted to know if any of the doctors in the office could see me sooner. So they had a Dr with an appointment open this afternoon. So I saw her and i just wanted to know if they can get me a referral for surgery earlier than the 20th. I don’t want to be dealing with this for 2 weeks. the bad thing abut my PCP office is I always have to pay a $70 copay whereas the nurse at school is free. Anyway the doctor looked at the cyst site and she said everything the nurse has done is great and they will work on getting me a better surgery date.
so that’s the update. I’m in good spirits. I dont stink right now so thank Anubis for that.