Hi Rae , seems like things are progressing nicely , soooo happy for you . When I had my Ileo reversed there was some burning when I pooped . It was stomach acide overload until your belly gets into the swing of things and operates properly . I always had a big jar of Vasalene handy , carried a small one in my ever present backpack . You might have some control problems but that will get better with time . Unfortunately my J-Pouch didn't work out for the long term .
I had to Pack that loooong midline incision for months and it ia a bit scary at first but at least it didn't hurt all that much . It was just weird looking in my mirror and seeing something out of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre looking back at me !!
You really do look so healthy in your pics !! Keep up the good work Rae . It is quite strange for a while to have poop coming out of Normal place !!
Keep us posted , great pics . They bring back such memories !! In the drainage hole in my side they jammed something into the cavity to help the drainage flow . It was in quite a while so I had no clue what was in there but I could feel it . Then it came time to remove the drainage tube . I was stretched out with a towel over the naughty bits and he starts pulling out the tube . As he came to the end the very small wound began to stretch like a piece of runner as this big lump slowly emerged . It seemed impossible for this huge thing to come out of such a small opening !!! Then I saw what it was . There were two hospital rubber gloves rolled up together and a Huge Safety Pin , the big ones for Diapers . When it popped out my stretched skin snugged up tight again and you wouldn't fir two fingertips into the wound !! I found it amazing how flexible your flesh is ....just call me Rubberman .
Anyone else had that big Diaper Safety Pin trick ?
Get lots of rest Rae ....and don't you Dare stop visiting all your Osto friends on here now that you're a Normal pooper , so don't desert us ....Eamon ☘💚