As you didn't get a response from somebody with personal experience of this and have asked again I've made an effort to look up what the treatments for this are and basically it comes down to either glycerin trinitrate ointment or an incision to remove it. Of the two the research suggests that the ointment is slower acting and the problem is more likely to return than the incision which is a quicker solution and less likely to return.
You may have to take a proactive stance with your medic and insist on an incision if you want a quicker resolution. I'm in the UK and although we don't pay directly for our treatment (it comes out of our taxes) we still can request certain treatment for ailments if there is an option.
I would explain to you medics what you have told us, that you are the breadwinner in your family and that it is important for you to get back to work as quickly as possible. Perhaps they didn't realise that when they gave you the slow cure option, probably because it is less expensive and you don't have insurance.
Last edited by kennyboy; 03-02-2009 at 03:10 AM.