I didn't really know how to title this. I had an absess right up thru my incision in my abdomen about 7 cm long after my Illeostomy surgery in which I had to pack it every day for weeks. The Dr. thought it was all healed up and I kept on saying that I was still having a lot of pain but he didn't quite beleive me but did a CT scan just in case which came up clean. So supposedly this was all in my head right until one night last week I happened to push down on my belly and there was a blow out, wouldn't stop bleeding. Come to find out the absess did not heal at all, just closed up on the opening of it. Now I had to come in for surgery and there is now a huge long and deep opening that I have to stuff with a lot of packing. To me it is the grand canyon but the nurses say it isn't that bad really and have seen much worse ( I feel for those people) Has anyone had this and if so how long did it take to heal? Also I don't have the time to take off of work so I am going to have to go back to work with this any suggestions as to how to deal with the pain?
I think I am more shocked by it than anything. However this goes to show every one that if you beleive something is going on don't let anyone tell you that there isn't and it is just all in your head even if the tests come up negative. I should have kept on pushing and if I did it may not have gotten this bad.
So power to the ostomy people!!!!