• Dryness. I had anus and rectum cut out May 29th. I got an infection and June 26th had it cleaned out again.

    Asked by jeanette58 on Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Dryness. I had anus and rectum cut out May 29th. I got an infection and June 26th had it cleaned out again.

    The nursing home I went to June 28 used VASHE cleaner- FANTASTIC product. Now 57 days of that daily (home nurse). I have the near killer dry butttt. I am 99% healed and Monday cancer team will judge if I can go back on chemo. What to do for a painful dry butttt? Nurse said dry cracks in that area can lead to numours (sp) problems. Baby diaper junk like Destine doesn't work well. If I sit it goes away.
    I am AFRAID to get into other products because I don't want to undo the wonders of VASHE healing. I am a diabetic so crack dry anything leads to major problems.

    Second issue is mental! When after years of GI blues and running to find the bathroom, I find myself sometimes running to the restroom and get there and laugh. I have a perment bag, so not really physical need. Doc (dork) talks about phoenm...can't spell it - fake pain like a missing limb?
    Great - HOW does one stop this mental issue? I nearly knocked over a waiter getting to the restroom yesterday (shamed).

    3 Answers from the Community

    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      That looks like a good question for your doctor or specialist. The product the nurses here pull out in the hosptial for skin moisturizing is this http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/aloe-vesta-skin-conditioner---2-moisturize/ID=prod1689081-product I think ask your doctor.

      Good luck finding a solution.

      about 5 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar
      SandiD

      I suggest A&D Ointment. I didn't exactly have your issue, but after my resection, I got very sore from going so often. Also sore from colonoscopies so often. It really helped me and also comes in generic form. Good luck!

      about 5 years ago
    • warrior3's Avatar
      warrior3

      jeanette58, I used Aquaphor (available OTC at any pharmacy) on the advice of my nurse. Worked well for me but I don't think my irritation was quite so bad. Give it a try!
      I, too, experience "phantom anus" sensations occasionally but I always remember that I no longer really need to get to the bathroom and just laugh about it. It may just take time to adjust to the sensations. Good luck!

      about 5 years ago

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