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Postby VanIsl Guy » 12 Jul 2015, 13:00

I am a 45 yo male and in March 2015 I had a seton stitch inserted. I just wanted to let everyone know that prior to my surgery I read many threads on this site and it helped me immensely to understand #1) I was certainly not alone in this "not discussed in polite company" medical issue and #2) I learned so much from other's experiences.
I am grateful that people are sharing their experiences as it really has helped me pre op and with some healing issues and best practices post op. So thank you all!
I am frequently in pain and my surgeon has referred me to a colorectal specialist surgeon for an advancement flat surgery to happen once my abscess finishes draining. My surgeon told me it takes about 6 months for the abscess to heal enough for AFS. Well, I am still on a wait list and it will be at least another 3 + months before a colorectal surgeon in Vancouver can see me for just the initial consultation meeting! It might be up to a year+ before I get AFS.
Oh Canada, free medical but really...what is the point when one is on a waiting list for up to two years?!
I am still draining, so I guess AFS is still way off in the distance anyways. I was expecting this to heal faster.
Thanks again, VanIsl Guy
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Postby hurtinend » 12 Jul 2015, 13:50

Sorry you are going through this. Medical care in Canada is top notch if you have anything life threatening.

If it's not, .......tick tick. There just aren't enough doctors to go around, especially specialist like a CRS.

If you have the money you could go private, best to you.
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