My surgeon, although terrific, never explained to me what to expect while on the mend.
For the last week or so I have been getting, for lack of a better term, sticking pains in the rectum. Well, I have no rectum so guess it is in the anus? They really aren't THAT painful, just some discomfort and they come and go. Could this be from internal stitches? Just my luck that I didn't have this when I went for my post op visit on the 5th of Aug.
I want to add that I really feel great and I mentioned to my husband this morning at breakfast that it's sooooo wonderful to be able to make plans again. Hubby has been my rock and he's been so understanding and patient. For the last two years life with me must have been very trying. I don't even think I could live with me.
Ulcerative Proctitis since Sept of 1998. Hospitalized for eight days. Prednisone, Asacol, Rowasa enemas. Two year remission. Flare..switched from Asacol to Colazal. Two year remission. Started 6MP in 2002. Flared yearly from 2003 to May of 08. Hospitalized for ten days in May of 08. Flaring more often since. Off 6MP. Remicade failed. Humira failed. Total colectomy with perm. ileo .