Having lots of pain....Again

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Chasblah
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record-having something wrong again. I'm just wanting your opinions about what this pain could be.

FYI-My ileostomy is on my left side.

I have a SHARP INTENSE THROBBING pain that comes and goes along my left side, below my stoma. My stoma doesn't hurt and around my stoma is fine, it's almost like in a line slightly to the left (my left) and down about 4-5 in. It hurts when I walk, laugh, really at any time that I'm not sitting down.

Also, my stoma seems to be protruding a bit more than usual. It's minimal, maybe a cm or so. My husband can barely tell, but since I look at it CONSTANTLY, I can tell. Should I be concerned. Could my symptoms be related?

Yes I have been over-doing it, meaning lifting my daughter too much (it's so hard not to when she's crying and looking at me with those pleading baby eyes, breaks my heart to say no). and I've been doing lots of house work-laundry, dishes, vacuuming, mopping, garbage- things my DH yells at me for doing- but between you and me, it wouldn't get done if I didn't do it!)

I'm getting another CT scan on Mon., and hopefully that will be definitive, but until then, I'll obsess over it. Plus, it hurts.
Thanks for any help.
Chassity
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
your stoma is gonna chagne size for probably teh first two or 3 months, so i wouldnt worry too much about that.
As for the pain, you might have pulled something, you better be resting like you are supposed to!
hope you feel better soon

Ohio43
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
BE CAREFUL SO YOU DON'T GIVE YOURSELF A HERNIA!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
All those things your said you did are activities YOU SHOULDN'T DO!!! You'll have to look at a less than stellar house for a little while. With all that you have been through you don't want to risk doing any damage that will need more surgery.

You stoma can come out more, especially when you are lifting too much (laundry is heavier than you think), and for the most part isn't a big deal UNLESS it comes out too much...Ask your daughter to climb on your lap and comfort her that was or get down to her level. I've been there and know how hard it is but YOU HAVE TO LET YOUR BODY RECOVER!!!

As for a hernia...you are going to be susceptible to those if you lift heavy objects...not just during recovery.

Chasblah
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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooops! I just realized I'd accidentally posted this twice. SORRY!!!!! I don't know how that happened.
Thank you guys too. I hope I didn't mess things up.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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