Normal for me IS pooping about 12-15 times a day. 0_o My butt has got super-sore before. Usually when I've had diarrhea like water. The tissue paper is just not enough to remove the acid from my skin. When I notice my BMs getting liquid-y, I switch from TP to damp/wet baby wipes to clean all of the fluid off my skin. I have noticed less burning-butt from the D times if I am able to do that.
I know what you mean about wanting to give up food! At several points through the years, I didn't want to eat because I knew it was going to be painful when it came out. Well, "stuff" is always going to 'come out' no matter what I do, so I have kept on eating. I am also very careful about what I eat and when I eat it. Eating or drinking seems to "wake up" my guts and I have to have a BM very soon after, so if I have to leave the house I will not eat before I leave. I wait until I've run my errands and returned home. If I pick up food to bring home, or p/up some fast food for my husband, I don't even so much as take a nibble or a sip until I am in the driveway and close to my bathroom. Eating out, my husband knows we need to stay at least 15-20min after I've eaten to be sure all the pottying is done.
When I've had 'accidents' in my pants and didn't want to do the whole-body shower, I'd clean as well as I could with TP then run a shallow bath and only wash my 'nether' region. You could probably do the same thing after BMs with a sink full of warm water, soothing soap and a soft wash cloth. That would get you clean and not use too much time and hot water.
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Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. No improvement with Remicade. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP. Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections. Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX. Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.