Today is 8 days after step 2 of 3, and I came home yesterday. I have numbness on abdominal areas, below the stoma, on the center, but not as much around the incision site (Pfannenstiel incision). I have it even without the pain meds. When will this go away?
Also, I came home with a loop ileostomy with peristomal skin in very bad shape. The nurses could not take care of it at the hospital. Did this happen to anyone else? I have no margin for error in changing appliance now due to this condition, and I changed my appliance 5 times in the last two days. I am using a convex flange but the pressure it applies to my abdomen causes discomfort. Will this cause problems?
I have six months experience with a temp ileostomy, which was so easy to take care of compared to the one I have right now. I feel so sorry for anyone who had a loop stoma as their first stoma; with zero experience.
Any ideas on dealing with a freshly sawed loop ileostomy with a skin in very bad shape?