Stats: Three Weeks Post-Op

  • Weight: Unchanged.
  • Pain:
    • Persistent burning pain around my stoma;
    • Cramping/pressure pains around my J-Pouch have reduced considerably and are no longer much of an issue;
    • Lower back pain at night (3-4 hours after sleeping) persists, but seems to be improving slightly;
    • Still some lingering pain and sensitivity around my large incision on my abdomen (through which they removed the colon), but nothing too bad.
  • Medication
    • Prednisone: 10mg AM, 5mg PM
    • Norco: 1-2 pills, every 4-6 hours as needed (I’m averaging 1 pill every 6-8 hours, more overnight and in the evenings)
    • Omeprazole: 1/day
    • No other UC meds!
  • Ileostomy bag: Emptying it 3-4 times a day; good output/consistency; had one leak due to excessive gas buildup overnight; having trouble with the wafers “popping” allowing leakage to the skin underneath; emptying the bag is no big deal; changing it remains extremely uncomfortable and emotionally draining
  • Wounds: Pretty much healed.
  • Walks: As much as I am able. The pain around my stoma significantly limits my ability to walk long distances.
  • TV: Caught up on Torchwood (series 3 was fantastic, the rest were uneven); happy for the return of Warehouse 13, Haven, Burn Notice, and Breaking Bad.
  • Reading:
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