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Seton Placement

Sat, May 18, 2019 3:39 PM

Had my second seton placed 2 weeks ago and I'm still unable to walk normally and in enough pain that I am taking Oxy.  I feel like a wimp.  My last seton was an awful experience--surgeon had to keep re-cutting around the area because it would heal too fast.

All I read about is how quickly setons heal and how people don't even notice them.

Is what I"m going through unique?  I'm worried my tolerance for pain has gone down after 25 years of Chron's, and I'm taking pain pills unnecessarily.

FPO Ethan
Joined May 18, 2019

Tue, June 11, 2019 6:44 PM

Reply posted for Ethan.

I actually just got my seton out but it was in for 3 months. I went through the same things as you such as not being able to walk normal. It really stinks but it does get better and you just have to keep fighting.

FPO alyssa26
Joined Jan 23, 2019

Mon, May 20, 2019 12:21 PM

Reply posted for Ethan.

On more than one occasion I’ve Had a doctor tell me I must have a high tolerance for pain. Not sure how to take it. I don’t WANT to suffer, but with these fistulas I sure did.  I usually know when to go to the doctor, and a couple of times my Dr. said I needed surgery immediately.  My fistulas were diverting blood and pus to my testicles. That came on really fast and the pain was immense.

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

Mon, May 20, 2019 8:35 AM

Reply posted for charbs.


It ended up bleeding a LOT yesterday night and now it's much less painful.  I guess it just needed to push some gunk out.

I feel like I was a lot tougher 15 years ago.  This disease has worn me out.

FPO Ethan
Joined May 18, 2019

Sun, May 19, 2019 4:31 PM

Reply posted for Ethan.

Give yourself some credit. Those things never really heal up, but I would relieve pressure by squeezing the site while in the shower.  Spray hot water on the wound for a couple of minutes first.

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

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