I'm kind of scared to even post this because sometimes these replies freak me out...but...
I had my surgery almost 2 weeks ago so I'm VERY new to the ostomy world...caught a cold about
a week ago and all that mucus has caused diarrhea (which is so weird when you have an ostomy!) and my stomach feels yucky. Just the past few days my stoma has been hurting as well. It kind of feels like gas passing through or a pinching feeling. Is it related to the cold, or should I be worried? My stoma has never hurt before. I have my post op appt with my surgeon in a few days so I will definitely talk to him about
tit then, but in the meantime I'd just like words of advice from those of you who have been there. Should I be really worried? God I hope not. I just want to recover from this surgery without complications!!!
Thanks in advance.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 20mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).