You can try to use a heating pad to relax the muscles...it worked for me. Remember, even with a subtotal, things were moved around during surgery and need to 'settle'.
No one wants to take pain meds but they do help your body heal. When you are in pain the healing slows down
Hope you feel better soon!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!