Well for someone who has bad feet 2 miles is pretty far, and if its just been five weeks, walking that far at one time is probably adding to your back pain.
THe back pain comes from, even though you probably dont realize it, when you walk you are leaning forward to compensate for the pain in your stomach, and since you had your bottom done, you are also sitting funny.
I had pain in my back for months, and funny feelings around my stoma for about
You reall dont have to blend everything though, i dont, just chew it, and drink LOTS of water if you eat sometihng like fresh veggies, esp until you have had your bag for a while.
When it fell off at night, did the bag itself just pop off, or did the wafer come off too?
If it was the wafer too, try using the hair dryer to heat it, if you are still using skin prep, try not using that, that will give you better wear time.
If it was just the bag, make sure you check it sometimes and make sure it is clicked on good. I am sooo OCD about
it, lol. Also, i tape the top of the bag to my stomach, which keeps it from hanging down, and then it feels better on me. As for the tail digging into your leg. this is hard to explain, but take some tape, and when you have it folded shut, use medical tape to cover all the plastic, dont tape it shut though, lol. That makes it softer and it doesnt hurt as much AND its much easier to close that way! As for emptying it, i just sit on the toilet and point it in there and empty it, i dont mess with rinsing it and all.
As for going back to your normal routine, as hard as it is, if you can get back into it, you will start to feel better, although i dont suggest the 15 mile hikes just now,lol.
Hope you get to feeling better!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-