Wahoo! I'm home tonight, still very sore of course but so glad to be home. That helps a lot. Can't believe I'm home so soon (just 4 full days after surgery) but I couldn't take it in that hospital anymore. My ostomy isn't sore at ALL; just my rectum after having that removed and then my drainage area...my 4 little laproscopic incisions are ok too! I'm amazed. My mom is here with me, feeding me and making me walk. A LOT.
I am a little overwhelmed but relieved that I have all of you and the knowledge that things will just keep getting better and easier. I had to lie down (nearly fainted) today while my ostomy nurse taught me how to do my appliance and Zoe gushed green stool everywhere in the process--that was embarrassing. But it will get better, I know. I am just so glad to be home. :)
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas.
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 40mg Prednisone (Been on it since June '09...get me off!!), Psyllium Seed Powder, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).