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10 August 2007 @ 03:22 pm
Pilonido  
So I got this pilonidal cyst!

This means that I have a small sinus leading from the bottom of my spinal cord to the beginning of my buttock cleavage, and it's got a little bump there. I've had it for about two years, actually - just a bump that I thought would eventually go away, but it seems that surgery is often needed to get rid of it completely.

I found this out by going to the dermatologist a few days ago. Coincidentally, on that day for the first time, the sinus got infected and an abscess formed - basically a giant pimple right at the top of my butt. It was a world of pain for the last few days as it just grew and prevented me from sitting in a reclining position, until last night, when my dog woke me up and I noticed there was some fluid around the area.

Turns out that the abscess overflowed and was draining itself - a nice, bloody pus that continuously poured from the area for about 12 hours. Fortunately my dog was being an asshole and woke me up every few hours, which was time enough for me to soak it all up, take a quick shower to clean the area, and apply another band-aid. And now it's pretty much drained and I can go about my life not feeling horrible every time I take a step, or sit.

So although the abscess is leaving, the cyst still remains, and it's probably something I need to get removed some time soon. It's not a big priority - I mean as long as it's not infected, it doesn't hurt too much, as long as I don't sit on it (by doing sit-ups or something). But it might stick around for decades, so it's better to go through surgery to get it removed sooner than later.

Congratulations if you read through this entire disgusting story!
 
 
Music: UNKLE - The Knock (Drums of Death, Part 2)
 
 
 
Rhaikhrhaikh on August 10th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
BUTT
Sparrowchironsoldier on August 10th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
I read it. It is not that disgusting. Especially since it's not happening to me. No offense! ;)
Good luck with that!
night_tracker on August 10th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
OK, this really belongs in ucsc_butts
CreativEcstasycreativecstasy on August 10th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
ditto
Moldpotionmoldpotion on August 11th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
That tale rivals The Odyssey, and possibly even the Bible, in epic-ness.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 11th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
I thought you'd like it!
Voidlostsenshi on August 12th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
Do I get a cookie for reading it all?
Josephloccster on August 15th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
No pics? Lame.