Thanks for your advice, it is just that even though it has been about a couple of months, I still cannot get used to this thing. I am actually an R.N. but have been on disability due to this illness, but I specialized in High Risk L& D, so what I remember about stomas is from '87.
I have had a tiny bit of bleeding here or there, but tonight was a lot more and a lot redder. I use the personal flushable wipes to clean the area well and I had to use 3 of them before the bleeding lessened. I use a skin protectant b/c my skin is so sensitive, and when I went to put the bag back on it hurt for a good 15 minutes. Normally it doesn't. How long have you had a bag? How long did it take you to get used to it and when did the surgical pain of it all stop? One day I think great...I am doing better, I just as of last week went down to 25mcg of the fentany patch and I have vicodin for breakthrough. I have had many surgeries on my tummy, but nothing like this. I really thought I would be off pain meds by now. I also deal with a lot of anxiety, so I may be making a mountain out of a mole hill.
Thanks so very much,
CD, OCD, PTSD, Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and post op colostomy.
my meds are lexapro...the doc put me on it again, ativan, klonopin, fentanyl and vicodin ( she increased it to the 7.5's, thank God) and lunesta and asacol, synthroid, ultram and phenergan......I think I am a walking pharmacy...:)