I think the skin around the stoma might be infected. It has changed shape which I know is normal but the skin around it- basically around the bottom of the stoma- is irritated and a little separated from the bottom of the skin. Hard to explain
I was just getting used to the bag thing and now I am nervous about this. It hurts around that area also.
Ok- so I am calling the stoma nurse in the morning and going to try to get in the morning. Just to call my nerves.
I use Convatec 2 piece system and this time I didn't use the stomadhesive paste. I cleaned well used the barrier wipe and then put the wafer on, heated it a bit. I haven't had any leaks.
What I don't like is that I have to cut the wafer and this is hard to get perfectly fit to size... But otherwise I like that I haven't had leaks.
Please any ideas??? or suggestions besides calling the nurse tomorrow or any reassurances..
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg
Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps