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Nana J
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 11/26/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone.  Well, on December 3rd  it will be 2 months since my surgery.  Everything seems to be going well except for the sore bottom that seems to want a new life on the toilet.  The other night it was so bad that I actually took a pain pill.  The first one in a long time.  Some days are worse than others.  It's hard to leave the house with the itchy raw bottom.  The Calmoseptine helps the most but I hope it isn't going to be this way for the rest of my life? Are any of you out and about with your butt checks pinched together because they itch so bad or feel like their on fire?  Driving me crazy. Any input!

badbaggirl
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 275
   Posted 11/27/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Nana,

Did you have your rectum and anus removed? If so, itching is normal. It's healing. It does take awhile, for some more than others. I had tons of radiation before surgery so the skin was pretty much fried anyway and I am going on 7 months now, and although it is SO much better, I still feel some tightness and itch once in awhile. My surgeon said in normal cases it can take up to 6 months. That was a lot of stuff to remove and heals from the inside out.
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


Nana J
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 11/27/2007 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope, just the whole colon is gone.  I suppose it is just the same thing, time to heal.  My butt isn't used to all this action as prior to my surgery it didn't get any action!  Saw that you make good pickles?  Sounds good wonder what my butt would think?

badbaggirl
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 11/27/2007 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I got the giggles thinking ... hmmm. When we don't use parts of our bodies, no matter which ones, and then it gets a workout I guess it does make sense when it becomes sore. If it continues though, I would do a check in with your doctor.
I guess that's one of the good things about not having that area. Mine was SO sore before ... fistulas, abscesses, and 'roids, that I put up with the 6 month healing time compared to the ten years of extreme discomfort.
.... and the pickles are spicy! Something I couldn't eat before surgery. Kinda would STING!
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


Nana J
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 11/29/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to see you've kept your sense of humor with all you've been through.  I'll see my doc again soon which is probably a good thing since I have added some bleeding to my discomfort.  Darn it anyway. 
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