I originally got my ileostomy on the 1st of Feb but it was redone about 4 weeks ago...
My stomach is still swollen where the stoma is and next to it is a giant deep cut from the second round of surgery (the first round was keyhole). When I was in hospital I'd get random pains in the stomach that would come and go and change location all the time. My surgeon said it was just recovering from the two surgeries. I've been out of hospital for about 3 weeks now. Over the last week I keep getting pains in the same spoton the right side of my stomach and also in the side of my stomach (same height). Usually I just deal with the pain but these ones have been bad enough to take painkillers for.
I've also found that the area below the bottom of my plate is quite tender. Touching it sometimes hurts. I scratched it with my finger nail and it hurt even though i then scratched a different spot (on purpose for comparison) either the same or harder and it hardly hurt at all. The skin itself looks normal, its not red or anything... I've also found that the area around my stoma (that my plate covers) is sore if i touch it too hard.
wsometimes it can be quite painful when poo passes out of my stoma too.
I don't want to seem like I'm complaining (although after rereading this it definitely looks like I am!), I just want to know if other people have experienced the same things? If its something I just have to get used to or if its something that will go away in time (and if so, how long after surgery?).
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Salofalk, Infliximab infusions, Humira injections.
On and off Prednisone for years.
I pop Loperamide (aka Gastro-Stop) like candy!
one, two, three, four colonoscopies.
Getting a (permanent) bag in February!
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