Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum so bare with me.
I had my ileostomy 6 weeks ago and have been home for one month. The first two weeks of coming out were great as i had little pain at all. Then i stupidly go and push myself with a long walk and according to my doctor damaged some muscles and scar tissue. Ever since then i am always getting the odd aches and pains in my stomach.
Also, im now starting to get horrific trapped wind. The pain is so bad im nearly calling an ambulance each time. I have to drink peppermint tea and wait an hour ir so for the wind to pass.
Has anyone out there been through this? I know its only been 6 weeks and i need to be patient. But i would like to think that these symptoms should be easing by now as your expected to do normal activities after 2-3 months. At the moment it just feels like 1 step forward and 3 back and it can be really demoralising.
Any advice and assurance would be great.Thanks