SO, I just had my stoma re-done cuz I had surgery for a blockage :(
I really liked my stoma before and now it's different. I feel like I can't even call her Zoe--she's an imposter! But I will have to get to know this new Zoe.
My old stoma used to stick out really far, so convexivity was soemthing I never looked into. My new stoma doesn't stick out nearly as far. I don't know how to tell if I need convexivity on my wafer or not. Can anyone tell me what to look for? My new stoma sticks out maybe a half inch or so. It used to be over an inch! This is so different. It's like I'm starting from scratch :/
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
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 taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).