Five weeks ago today I had my colectomy and since week 2 the skin around my stoma has been sore. My nurse said it was sore because it was taking longer to heal due to prednisone use.
Well, I am still having issues--- it burns or stings around the stoma. The separation I had between the stoma and the skin around it has healed but it is still sore. I haven't had any leaks thank God. My appliance works fine and I change my bag every 3-4 days.
Luckily, I go to the doctor on Monday for follow-up and will talk to him about
this. I have two more months for step 2 and then 6 weeks after that for the takedown. THat is a lot of time to deal with the soreness.
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg
Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps