HELP ! PLEASE. Rhematoid Arthritis, NON HEALING open hole in buttocks, extremely painful.
Posted by WheepingWillow to Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Jun 2, 2010 3:25pm
I've had RA since 1997. An incident in 2001 caused it to progress into a full blown attack. I had to have a cyst removed from within my buttocks in 2001. YES, NEARLY 10 YEARS AGO. The scab fell out/off, while washing and showering a month ago, leaving me with a HOLE in my left buttocks, I'm in pain and a lot of discomfort. It is NOT infected. I clean it twice a day with bovidone-Iodine and wear clean cotton undies. Please help me. I want to be able to sit again, on my buttocks without daily pain. The incident caused me to be placed on massive doses of steroids to save my eye's. I've not been on since 2006. That caused me to gain 125 lbs in 5 months, stretching me every which way. I now have another person to carry around. I've lost some of that weight but not nearly enough which now everyting droops BADLY to include my spirit. I rarely leave my home as I HATE what I've been made into. I don't look like me anymore. I will NOT go out with my grown children to eat at a restuarant because society assumes ALL FAT PEOPLE gain their weight from eating. NOT ME. Please will you help me ? I rarely eat at all, yet I stay the same way. I can't do exercise due to a back injury and needing surgery for my entire spine, from the neck down.