Are you feeling better this morning? And the bleeding has stopped/slowed? I am sorry you had to hurt for this procedure. I'd think a more humane approach would have been to apply some kind of numbing medicine like Dibucaine and then a local injection of Lidocaine? Certainly that could be done in an office?
My ostomy nurse told me the same thing about changing too. She said 3 to 5 days would be a good changing schedule for the ileostomy, more often will cause skin irritations.
Post Edited (nurse with ileostomy) : 11/10/2010 7:15:57 AM (GMT-7)