Gordon -- sounds like you are doing the right thing. Definitely NO wiping, even wet wipes are too abrasive for you right now. I went through the same thing at the beginning. Clean thoroughly with water after every bowel movement, then let your skin dry completely -- either pat dry with very soft TP or let it air dry. When the skin is *completely dry* apply a barrier cream (Desitin is fine) -- don't put the barrier cream on damp skin, it traps moisture and can cause a fungal infection. Do this for every BM and you will be feeling a lot better soon :)
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13