It is 3:25 a.m. and I am up washing my sheets and mattress pad and have cleaned off my mattress and carpet where I had a bad leak while I was asleep and woke up literally laying in a puddle of crap! This hasn't happened to me in a long time and it was a pretty bad one, i can't believe I didn't wake up sooner and feel it on me, it was horrible, does this ever happen to anyone else?? i don't know why it did it. I am just so upset and frustrated. I am the one who wrote the other day about
the protruding area around the stoma. i went to the et nurse Friday and she thinks it is a heria, but thinks it is not bad enough for a surgeon to do surgery, she said he would probably say, "Lets just keep an eye on it" . That kind of disappointed me too, because I can't wear clothes tucked in because the side where it is sticks out more than the other side and it is noticable. i guess I am just feeling sorry for myself. I feel so alone sometimes and wish I had someone in person to talk to and to lean on, who understood what all this is like. People who know nothing about
otomies have no idea how frustrating and depressing it can be sometimes. When I woke up earlier, I just felt so ....... I can't even describe the feeling I had. When I stood up to get out of bed, it got all over the carpet and I just wanted to scream, cleaning up crap is the last thing I feel like doing at 3 in the morning. I will probably have to wash the sheets 2 or 3 times to make sure they are clean, does anyone have any suggestions for stain removal for the mattress? I didn't have a cover on it, just the mattress pad itself.
Also, what kind of pouches do you all use? I think it is time for me to try different ones. The nurse gave me some to try the other day and I have not tried yet, I use the same ones I used when I had surgery, 16 years ago, I'm sure there are better ones.
well, thanks for listening, i really just had to vent since i have no one else to talk to about this, it's time to wash another load....