I got an appointment with the nurse practitioner for Thursday. I have tried ilex but it didn't help. Plus it got stuck in my hair down there as it hurts too much to shave. I forgot how sticky ilex is so that was not fun. I had a horrible time with a temporary ileostomy. So many leaks and my skin got so excoriated then. I had to use medical adhesive to get bags to stay on at all. I also accidentally glued parts near stoma sight together. Luckily it wore off eventually. Plus I'm very sick and I don't know how my body would react to more surgery. Though I did have surgery to remove a cyst from my leg and it went fine. The best part was the Norcos helped me to sleep through the nights. I will ask about Botox injections because I need relief badly. I think I have an abscess forming in my left butt check because I felt a hard lump. I had an infected abscess in the same area over a year ago. So I'll have the nurse practitioner take a look. Thursday can't come soon enough I tell ya! I also have to have an EGD in 3 months because my GI wants to make sure he got all the polyps. Unfortunately I have fap so my colon had hundreds of polyps and my stomach does too. I also have a polyps in my rectum and had some in my small intestine. There was precancerous one in my small intestine.Which means I have an EGD every six months.On May 31st I had the most worrisome polyps removed via EGD. Which was the day after my 25th birthday. I'm just glad I have this website to come too because it's good to have others that know the struggle. Sorry I'm rambling.