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nene205
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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi guys, I have been really busy with my new granddaughter, Mallory. She is adorable and sweet.
 
 I know this subject has come up before, but since I wasn't having the  problem, I didn't pay enough attention.lol Today I have been having pain under the flange about where the blood ring is. I have a larger ring on the oposite side from the belly button. What can I do about it? I depend on you all because I live so far away from my doctor and don't even have a WCON. 

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/14/2008 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Nene,

Welcome back! Anytime I have pain under the wafer, it's either the skin letting me know that it's time to put on a new wafer, or the beginning signs of a partial blockage. Hopefully, it's just time for you to put on a new wafer.

Congratulations on your new granddaughter!! turn You should post her picture on our www.photobucket.com web page. The user name is Crohnsdisease and the password is 6mp3asa.

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


nene205
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Cecilia, I thought nobody cared ,sniff.:) Mallory is soooo cute. The only trouble is that she is 2 hours away!I fretted over this achy breaky pain until 2:00am--crazy .So I diagnosed myself. Probablly it was the exercises.  Think?
 
 
Jennie

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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I would start with a wafer change, too! If that's not it, you can troubleshoot from there...the exercises could have aggravated it, too.

peggy113
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   Posted 10/14/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest a wafer change and also watch your diet.. stick to those food items that are easily digestible for you. Avoid lifting anything for a few days as well. A nice warm shower might help if it is muscles. Let us know what happens.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/14/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, stomach exercises can give you a pain that would make you think there's something wrong, when there isn't. Do you have a heating pad you can put on it? Please keep us posted on how you're doing.

hendersonjames
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   Posted 10/15/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I like to take an afternoon nap on my back on the sofa. 
 
Five months post ostomy I've started to waken after an hour with pain under the wafer at the three o'clock position.  It feels like someone is poking with a needle.   I sometimes get it at night but not as bad, but at night I rotate from side to side as well as on my back.
 
The only thing I can think of is the stoma retracts when I'm on my back and the rest of the time it protrudes.  Why this would cause pain I don't know.
 
I  described it at my last appt. to both the stoma nurse and the phys. asst. who supposedly asked my surgeon.  The nurse had no explanation and the PA just told me to nap in bed where I could roll around.  I'm due for a reversal the end of the month so I hope that solves my problem. 

nene205
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   Posted 10/16/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input. You know, I have been not being cautious about what I eat. I forget and eat nuts, pizza and all sorts of food that I really shouldn't.
Good luck, hendersonjames. I say I don't want the reversal, but I really would, but can't. Will be thinking about you at the end of the month.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/16/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, nuts are difficult to digest, so I've decided to stay away from them, too. How are you feeling now? Has the pain gone away?

nene205
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   Posted 10/16/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks--The pain is gone--hooray. I just have a tendency to PANIC.

gavobe
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   Posted 10/17/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
nene

I has the same thing as you say,my nurse say that you must watch what you eat, that are beans and food with grains in. I love graprfruit and that kind of stuff,but it give me the problems.
Take care up yourself and God blesse you

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Nene, I'm so glad the pain went away. I panic, too, when that happens, so you're not alone in that. I think I got sympathy stoma pain, because mine started hurting a couple of days ago, but, thankfully it went away, too. :-)


Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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