Generally, I'm doing very well at 10 weeks after ileostomy surgery. But what's getting me down is redness and irritation on the underside of my ostomy. Try as I may, I can't find anything that helps. Powder, barrier spray, changing appliance more often, reducing the size of the hole on the appliance. So all day long, it stings like crazy, and I'm really anxious to be more active and engaged with other people. Emotionally, the chronic discomfort brings me down, and physically even I feel bedraggled and tired. Any thoughts from those of you that have had similar problems or those of you that say you're oblivious to your ostomy pouch because it doesn't bother you hardly at all?