Leah =) I'm 17 and had my ileostomy surgery in Nov. 08. I'm HOPING to get my reversal in the next couple months..I've tried bribing my surgeon with pies and
cookies and cakes to do my reversal HAHA ..doesn't work. She likes me ALOT though =p I'm so sorry that your having that much pain! It must suck..My surgeon gave me this cream called Magic Buttpaste..Thats really the name of it. It WORKS! It must like, numb your anus or something because it helps so much..for me anyway. Everyone's different. But I'd ask your surgeon about
it. Ask if she can prescribe it for you because you can't get it OTC. Have you tried taking a bath and then rinsing off REALLY good everywhere with a showerhead? My mom LOVES bathes and she said thats what she does. That might be okay? I'm super excited to find someone close to my age =) Do you have AIM or ever get on HW chat?
I really hope you find something that works for you! I think anal pain is worse than the pain I had in my stomach when I had UC. When I woke up from my surgery I was still connected to my anus, she just made a j-pouch and gave me an ileo to let my insides heal. And when I pooped out of my butt It HURT because I was going so much and wiping so much. Have you tried to wipe with something other than toilet paper? Like, unscented baby wipes or something like that? that might help too =)
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008..waiting on Step2 =]
"The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"