My mom underwent permanent ileostomy in december 2010. It has been almost 3 months now and she is continously experiencing pain in her rectum area eventhough it is sewn closed. But her pain in continous. She needs to take pain medication twice a day for relief. Can somebody let me know if this is normal? I heard about the phantom pain. Will it be continous? Will it fade away as time passes? Please let me know.