I'm having continued problems with my rear-end. The abscess that flared up at the end of January and responded to antibiotics kinda returned. But just like last time, it settled down a day or two before I saw my surgeon, only this time I wasn't on antibiotics. He's a bit perplexed about what's going on and wants me to have some examinations. In April I'm off to Concord Hospital (inner-west suburb of Sydney) to have an endoscopic ultrasound of the area. But before then I'm having a colonoscopy because the surgeon is wondering if there's something "up stream" that's coming down and causing the infections. That's on Thursday. So tomorrow I begin
Ooh, I'd better write a new journal to get that last one off my front page. I really must move on from my bottom problems and get on with my life. Speaking of which, I developed another abscess at the end of January but it was a small one and thankfully seemed to have responded to the antibiotics I was given. It flared up just as my surgeon was coming back from holidays and it had settled down the day before I went to see him. He didn't paint a good picture however; he doesn't know why I'm having these problems and there's probably nothing I can do to stop anything developing in the future :(
For now it seems to be behaving itself though...
(for those who don't get the reference: Annus horribilis)
Well this is the time of year when we all look back on the year that was and reflect on what happened. For me, one part of my anatomy has drawn my focus for much of this year. The anal abscess in March was the beginning, followed by many months of niggling aches and pains. After bugging my GP several times in August and September, my surgeon found a fistula in October but it burst painlessly days before surgery and the IV/anaesthesia ended up being for naught. Then something flared up just before my birthday in November, so I had an MRI (which tuned up nothing of worry). Another inspe