As long as your incision is healed you can bathe! I always use a Sure Seal over my wafer to extend my wear time...it's waterproof and breathable so it keeps the edges from coming up
As far as your cycle, it will be a little off until you've totally healed. I had just finished mine before my proctocolectomy and a day later got it again
If you are uncomfortable, take a Tylenol (or Advil, if you don't have Crohn's) to take the pain away. If you continue to have unusual pain/problems, call your Gyno just to make sure it's not something else.
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
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!