I had severe cramping every now and then for the first couple weeks of my colostomy. Definitely made me cry a few times especially when it happened while i was walking. I would apply those microwaveable heat packs to my side sometimes because the cramping would make my already sore muscles hurt more. Also kinda try massaging the area while its cramping. I almost thought of it as a charlie horse. But I'd say the last time I had one was about 3 weeks ago, and I'm 7 weeks out from surgery. I mentioned it to the doctors, nurses and surgeons at the hospital and they all said it can happen sometimes and should get better as I healed and it did. You should still double check with your surgeon, but hopefully you'll be like me and its just your body healing and readjusting to its new plumbing.
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy