Ulcer on my stoma??

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andorable
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   Posted 2/9/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I hope u are all doing well. Today I was changing my appliance and when I cleaned my stoma I noticed what appeared to look like an ulcer, it had pus discharge coming from it too which worried me. I haven't been great lately but I have so much going on in my life that I boiled it down to all the stress but now I am wondering if its possible the crohns is coming back and affecting my stoma as well. Is that even possible? Last week my dad was diagnosed with cancer but they aren't sure if its in his pancreas or colon and he has deteriorated so fast so I am worried sick about him right now, although he is 80 years old Im still not coping real well with the prospect of losing my father, he is still totally with it but his body is withering away to nothing and its crushing me to see that but I have to try to be strong for him and my mum. I am also struggling with the RA still although the hydro therapy is helping. Sorry to go on but I feel like I need to get it all out as I am falling apart big time, and know I have to keep it together. I am scared to death of crohns coming back to haunt me as well as I have battled it for 22 years now. Surely there has to be a light at the end of the tunnel somewhere. Any input on my stoma problems would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
Take care everyone
Doreen

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/9/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Doreen~I am so sorry you are going through everything at once...give your doc a call! It sounds like you need to go back on some Crohn's meds. Don't let it get too far along without them!

(((HUG)))

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/10/2010 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry Doreen. Sounds like you are going through a tough time. :(
I'm sorry about your dad. It doesn't matter how old they get, i think it's always going to be hard to see your parents suffering.
For me, i can go through all of this crap, but it's much harder to watch other people.
Surely there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You'll get there.
Are there any RA meds that work for you that can also help your crohns?
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


andorable
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   Posted 2/10/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your replies, I will call my doc in the morning. I am on methotrexate for RA so I had hoped that may help with the crohns. From what I have seen so far in the way of RA meds they all are also used for crohns as well. Has anyone ever had this before? Take care guys and thanks again, Hope u feel better soon too Chas, my thoughts are with u :-)
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