I recieved my colostomy last Thursday, long story but the surgen that performed my operation was not the surgen that was supposed to. I had many post op complications with my heart and just as I started to feel better I think the doctor my have made a HUGE mistake. On monday evening I had still only produces 100cc of output including stoma sweat. She told my that I should be producing much much more by then. She proceeded to lay the bed flat and expaine that I will feel presure. I took this to mean she was ONLY going to press on my stomach. Before I knew it her PA and nurse were cringing in horror as she proceeded to insert her entire finger into my very new stoma and move deeply inside of my stomach area as her other hand pressed so hard so she could feel the figner from within. I was in intence pain!!!
After she left I began bleeding from the stoma and filled the bag with about 50cc of blood. When I contacted the nurse she advised my to just wait to see if it stoped. Later in the evening I began experencing the worst pain I have ever felt (please, keep in mind that I have gone through labor). This pain would come on so quickly last 30 seconds then disappare and would come back just as quickly.
When I called the nurse she gave me perquaset (sp.) 8 total and nothing, the pain was still there. The doctor never bothered to call the nurse back regarding different pain medication and finally in the morning she sent a student to tell me that the pains normal and had nothing to do with the finger.
It hurts to sit, the pain is still there, not as badly because I am taking Hydromorphine and Lidocane patchs over the stomach to ease the feelings.
I just got home Wed. morning and still in pain when I sit. Walking is the only thing that releves the pain. Additionally I can only eat very small meals. So far the only thing that is staying is liquid foods in extermly (like 1/2 cup) of soup. When I do try to eat solids my stomach feels like I am going to explode and I have thrown up a few times. The doctor advised me that the top portion of my intestin may not be fully awake yet. I am living on Apple Juice, S/F hot cocca, and soup.
If anyone can help PLEASE!