I saw the stoma nurse today about
the weird way my stoma was separating from the skin and the bottom.
Well - she said that the inner stitches dissolved before the skin had time to heal. The reason that the skin didn't have time to heal was because of the long term prednisone use.
That makes sense.... my pred. is impeding the skin to heal as quickly as usual.
So I have to use stoma powder in the crevices and skin barrier to seal it and then proceed with the changing of the bag.
She said that in 2 weeks ( by then I will be off of the pred) it should be healed.
I feel so much better because it isn't infected or bleeding or anything really bad.
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg
Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps