I swear I never had sensitive skin before surgery! Now I feel like I'm allergic to everything. :(
This is embarrassing, but I just got my period for the first time since surgery, and I'm using the same brand of pads I've used for my entire menstruating life, and I swear I've become allergic to them. The entire *ahem* area they touch is all itchy and broken out... I am so uncomfortable. :(
I'm worried that by getting my colon removed, I've only removed my immune system's favorite punching bag, and now it's moving onto different parts of me. My surgeon says he's never heard of this happening, but I'm still so scared!
Anyone had problems with this? I'm hoping maybe it's just the post-surgery stress on my body, but I think that'd be over by now... my surgery was in January.
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!
Post Edited (elddiReMsihT) : 4/7/2011 10:32:38 PM (GMT-6)