Trigirl, are you on the ostomy site, too? I had a colectomy for colonic inertia in August 2007, but it quit working last spring and I was constipated again. I had surgery for an ileostomy in May 2009, but it didn't work and I had to have emergency surgery in June 2009. I was in the hospital for 52 days and now have a leg bag velcroed to me with a tube connecting it on my abdomen to my small intestine. I'm having 5 tests, 1 every other week, and see my surgeon back in March to see if my small intestine has healed enough for a traditional ileostomy. I am so worried about surgery and being in the hospital again.
On top of that, my favorite uncle passed away and my supervisor whom I really liked retired. Who knows who my new boss will be?
And now, I have this terrible itching to deal with. I think that your advice is good and I'll call my doctor tomorrow. Maybe, she can give me something that will help. Gold Bond creme is not stopping the itchys.