Before I was diagnosed I was treated in May of that year for a perianal abscess. Keyhole surgery and antibiotics, felt perfect until late august. Some slight discomfort started. BAM. I dropped 30kg in just over two weeks. First week of September, rushed to hospital for emergency surgery because sudden severe pain from new abscess. When they start the surgery they realise it's complex perianal fistulas. My asshole is the catacombs of Paris. Had 8 or 9 different intertwining fistula tracts, had to have the large abscess drained and packed, and 7 setons inserted into the fistula tracts constantly draining for 15 months.
Don't mess around with abscesses and fistulas, I was bed bound for months, and it took almost two years to fully recover.