And ALSO unfortunately... the doctor thinks that the wound not healing is a manifestation of Ulcerative Colitis. Again. I have no colon, no rectum, no J pouch, no abscesses, and no anus, but somehow, my UC has found yet another way to rear its ugly head. Haha! At this point, it's just humorous (and slightly impressive) how it manages to come back! It's pretty stubborn, but thankfully... I'm even more stubborn.
The doctor said that IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a group of diseases encompassing Crohn's and UC) is not just a disease of the digestive system - it is a disease of the immune system, so the inflammation can come back in numerous places, even after the inflamed intestines are long-gone. We already know that I do have systemic issues - my arthritis, for example.
We repeated the wound cultures because he wants to completely rule out infection. In the meantime, I'm supposed to try to limit my sitting. Hmm... I'll letcha know how that goes! ;) The worst case scenario for this, the UC coming back in/on my wound, is that I would have to actually go back on Remicade/Humira - both heavy-duty treatments I'd prefer to not revisit.