Hi. I have just had my jpouch formed, literally 14 days ago. I'm feeling really good, eating well, loop stoma fine, site of surgery healing really well. The only thing is that I have terrible, swelling type pain just inside my rectum (not in the canal, but just inside where my rectum used to be). It can only be described at this stage like "tooth ache" in my ass (funny I know but not so funny either.. I'm trying to keep my sense of humor! :)
I have still to have my take down so presently I have some output, mucus, which is normal. When I waken up in the morning the pain feels bearable, but then once I pass the pain starts and then that's it for the day. It's the type of pain that forces me to wear a frown all day and I can get grumpy because it is just never ending. Also, I notice that if I sit down, or if I put pressure on either of my buttocks, using my hand, I can feel the pressure inside me.
Could this be Cuffitis? I know that there is part of my rectum left in order to attach the jpouch. If somebody could say they had similar and that while it's a pain in the ass (pun intended) it will eventually go away I would suffer on (suffering - what's new eh!). It's just at present I'm suffering, pretty badly, with no end in site.
Lastly.. This has just came into my head - It actually feels like when I had UC, that constant swollen, sore pain in your anus/rectum.
UC for ten years. Tonnes of the usual meds. All failed. Bowel completely removed 22/07/10. Jpouch construction 5/9/11. Takedown... Date to be confirmed