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I have been holding on for dear life for my FMLA to re-up in October to get my temp colostomy reversed, as my job has made clear I will be fired if I do it before then, and I have had almost non stop problems over the summer with skin tears and weeping skin with the moisture in the air.
Sorry, semi panicking tonight, I am so sick of this!!!
Tonight I just felt something was off with my stoma / surrounding skin after getting a new appliance from an ostomy nurse to address the red / weeping skin, which after even a week has largely recovered, however the skin under the appliance is now extremely thin and mostly numb.
I was poking around testing the feeling, and noticed it's so thin it wrinkles like a wet paper towel when I even slightly push the skin together / lightly pinch it:
I can't find anything online about this skin condition, my ostomy nurse is not back in the office for 4 more days, I'm wondering if this is normal for recovering skin?
I've had a list of issues waiting for this FMLA so I don't get fired, and its starting to mentally erode me, and I'd like anyone who can to tell me this is normal for healing skin. Seeing it wrinkle like that is extremely disturbing, I just want this nightmare to end, any input appreciated.
Sorry for the bitching in the explanation, I feel so stepped on by my employer making me deal with all these complications under the threat of terminating me and stripping my medical insurance. I just want to cry tonight 😦
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