Greetings! I'm a regular from the crohnie board, but just had my rectum, colon, and terminal ileum removed, so I'm officially an ostomate now, I guess. 'Ello Mates.
My question is for others who have had their rectums removed and thus their anus's (or ani? what the heck is the plural of anus?) sewn shut.
My crack looks like a chicken comb... all irregular bumps sewn in a haphazard manner with openings here and there....
And through the random openings things are still oozing.
This oozing disturbs me. It is sometimes reddish like blood. Sometimes very smelly. Sometimes non-existant.
Calmoseptine cream and A&D help. I'm wearing pantiliners down my backside to keep from oozing through my clothing.
I'm three weeks out of surgery. I don't see my surgeon again until the 19th. The oozing is not so much that it warrants a call to the doc, I just was wondering if anyone else had oozing?
Is this just until it heals, or do I have to look forward to this for the long haul maybe?
I can at last sit on my butt without pain, more or less, so I really thought this leakage would have ceased by now.
Any experience, thoughts or advice are much appreciated!