Hi, all. After having an abscess removed, it appears as if I developed another one. I had a "special" (?) procedure where a doctor uses a CT Scan to find collection of infectious material and uses the xrays to insert a needle to excise the fluid for testing, etc. My surgeon was expecting this doctor to leave a drain in since he felt I had a pretty good collection of not-so-nice stuff, but he only took out a little bit. I'm not sure we solved this latest abscess issue.
However, this takes me to an important decision point since I've had several abscesses, is it best for me to nix the pouch and go with a permanent end ostomy. The abscesses have certainly created lots of inflammation/pain and quality of life has been a bit tough in recent months. I know I felt better with an Ostomy and okay with it, but I understand an ostomy doesn't mean abscesses are guaranteed to disappear, I may have more issues. But I think that an ostomy is a good option.
I assume several of you have been at this crossroads and I appreciate your input. I will be discussing this further with my surgeon and Dr. Shen. I don't mean to take away hope for anyone, but wanted to document the issues that I'm having. Thanks!