Hi all! I apologize for the awkwardness of this post- but i
read your posts all the time and you all seem so helpful!
I just had my surgery in June and am still adjusting. After coming home from the hospital I noticed I had pressure in my butt, and it was uncomfortable at times to sit. I called the doctor who said it was normal and was mucus and to go "sit on the pot" and wait for it to come out. Fast foreward a bit I found out I need chemotherapy-so rather than being my sidekick for 3 months, it seems my ileostomy will stick around for about 9 months. Just a few weeks ago I experienced the pressure/pain when sitting certain ways. Called the doc again , was told it's probably just a mucous build up, or related to.my.time of the month. Now this week, at the beginning of the week my butt was raw, which I attributed to the diarrhea I had.all.weekend from the chemo ( sorry for TMI), but then a few days later came the pressure/discomfort again. I've noticed it starts as a cramp in my stomach, quickly moves to pressure in my butt, and then if I make it to the pot mucous will pass. Is this normal?? And is it something I should still be experiencing almost three months out from surgery?? Thank you!!