A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the OR
On Thursday this week, I had to go into the OR to have surgery performed to remove my fistula that has been feeding my abscesses. The surgery was successful and now I’m recovering. The weirdest thing about the whole ordeal is what the surgery actually did.
Since a fistula is a tunnel that leads from my butthole to the fatty tissue in my butt, it couldn’t just be removed. In order to fix the fistula she had to insert a drain in order for it to heal correctly. So basically, she threaded an orange rubber band through the fistula out the other end where my abscess is. Its kind of weird looking, having orange string coming out of my abscess, but I’m glad that the procedure is done. This way it will actually heal and I won’t be having any more pain from it. In a few weeks, I’ll go back to my doctor and she’ll remove the drains to the fistula can heal completely.