I know exactly what you mean. I swore my stoma hurt and that it did throb. However, now that it's all said and done for me I understand more that it was the swollen area around my stoma. It's very interesting though b/c you can really feel the pressue of foods coming through your stoma for awhile...it's weird really.
The pain your feeling is definitely normal. I wouldn't try being 100% just yet. : ) I know the meds are crazy but do what you gotta do for now. I was one that had super bad pain for awhile, but some are pain free fairly soon! Anyway, I felt it was all worth it b/c I am now UC free FOREVER!!! AND SO ARE YOU!!!!! Yea!!!!!!!!! : )
It is amazing eating foods that don't hurt! But do stay away from broccoli for awhile, and I learned to eat it mushy and only the flowerets. : ) My first and only (so far) blockage was from broccoli. Holy Hell!!!! I thought I was over excruciating pain...I chew my patoot off now and haven't had broccoli since...I was traumatized.
GOOD LUCK!!! : )
: ) Robin
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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