I have had HS for about 12 yrs and have just undergone my 4th surgery.. Im so sorry you have this disorder. Plain and simple, it always hurts, no one seems to understand HS and everyone tells me what they think will cure me. I was small, fit, ate good and had great bills of health and still developed this. For a few years I was going to Dr to have my abscesses lanced about once a week, plus had a life supply of Keflex. I finally went under the knife for my left arm pit and both groins. It came back under my right underarm (surgery again) then came back under my left arm with revenge. I had my whole under arm removed and put on a wound vac to help heal. I thought I was done but it came back 8 yrs later on my pelvic bone area and it was surgically removed along with my groin and under my vagina. I have a hole the size of a child’s football that can’t be stitched up. a week after my release from hospital I was taken back with major infections and stayed there another 9 days. I am uncomfortably home, by myself and having great pity parties.
There are many websites that explain HS. Google Hidradenitis suppurativa.