They gave me several different ointments in the hospital and Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone cream, but if you want something specific, bring it. Don't use the hospital toilet paper! It will make your butt hurt. My surgeon told me not to use the TP at all and just use washcloths in the hospital. They have plenty. Have them bring you a whole pile. If you start getting butt burn anyway, ask for the sitz bath. It's soothing.
I believe they gave me the breathing thing after every surgery. I was up and walking that day, though.
After my first takedown, I had issues with nausea/vomiting and stayed longer than normal (then got the fistula and another surgery so ended up being there a long time). I was having a difficult time going and I was throwing up green bile all over the place. Ugh, the floor was covered. It was crazy. My second takedown wasn't bad, and I was able to eat normally pretty quickly.
Good luck! I'm sure everything will be just fine
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 40 mg, Culturelle, D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lomotil, Lortab, Humira, Rowasa
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