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Pain and prolapsed stoma

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Hi all,. 

This is my first time posting anything. I have had my colostomy for almost 4 years and I have held on to the hope for reversal through it all. Denial? Maybe. Anyway, my stoma prolapsed and was revised twice. No more will be considered unless I agree for permanent status so I endure. Because the stoma is prolapsed, it gets in the way and stems flow which is often painful. I am also prone to diarrhea and that hurts more because it burns. I can't seem to figure out which foods will hurt and suck at it so I avoid eating and eat when I'm starving. Generally miserable. It often feels like my intestines are churning and twisting itself in knots. I know it sounds strange but that's what it feels like to me. Foods that are binding like potatoes hurt because the prolapsed stoma gets in the way and other foods cause watery stools that burn. I need help finding food that won't hurt. Thanks. 

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Protein shakes and bars and oatmeal (small flakes, well cooked).  Pork (lean) and cold water fishes.  Also Gatorade.

Good Luck.

Edited by laurence

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