Hello all, my name is Christopher and have just recently as of December 2019 had my j-pouch reconnected from my temporary ileostomy. My recovery has been ok. Still struggling mentally with this new set up. Anyway, hopefully some of you more experienced j-pouchers can give me some insight.
1 - Is it normal for the small intestines to be so active during the day and after you eat? It literally sounds like a super active grumbling stomach or something. It also is kinda of painful too.
2 - I talked to my surgeon/doctor about this, but wanted some more opinions. I've got this dumb abrasion on a flap of area right by my anus, and I can't for the life of me get it to heal. It hurts everytime I go to the bathroom. I've tried neosporin, and calmoseptine. Calmoseptine helps with the itching , but the stinging from the abrasion is what hurts I think. Any thoughts?
3 - About how long does it take your body to recognize that you have to go to the bathroom at night? I have to wear depends at night because I don't wake upmwhen I have to go. I don't think I'm leaking.
Any ways thanks to anyone who sees this. Sometimes I just feel alone in this battle, I want to cry sometimes because of the pain and adjustments. Maybe I'm just not being patient enough.
Thanks again everyone.