Thanks for spending some time on my Pilonidal blogsite. I hope you find it informative, entertaining or useful, or if I’m lucky all three.
I’m a man in my early 30’s, and I’ve suffered with Pilonidal disease at various times to a lesser or greater extent, for a total of about eight years. I had my first Pilonidal surgery in 2005, and my last one in 2008. I live in the UK, in Surrey, and I’m fortunate to work as a designer for a digital media company, which means throughout my recovery periods post surgery I was able to work effectively at home. I sympathise with anyone else living with Pilonidal disease, particularly those people whose ability to do their job is ruined by long post surgical healing times, and I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to get in touch. I’m particularly interested to hear from you if you’ve had a failed z-plasty or flap reconstruction of any kind.
For the purposes of avoiding spam, my email address isn’t on the site, however if you leave me a comment I’ll write back to you and delete the comment afterwards if you ask me to. The first comment you post won’t appear on the site until I’ve ok-ed it anyway so your comment need not ever actually appear at all if you don’t want it to.
Anyway the history of my Pilonidal Sinus starts here and an account of my surgeries are in the navigation on the right. I started this site during the healing after my fourth surgery and I posted updates during the process to the blog, eventually it healed up, so this site is basically a summary of my experiences with the disease and the wisdom that I’ve accumulated along the way.