seems like you have suffered long enough. I have an ileostomy and the discharge is not like stool that has set in the colon for a while. It is more liquid and still has a less offensive odor. It is easily controlled with a few drops of a liquid especially for ostomy pouches at each emptying. I have gone to a much less expensive hydrogen peroxide 3% solution that is as good at controlling odor as the others. But I used the commercial ones till I got braver about trying new things. Some say not to use the hydrogen peroxide. In the hospital they don't tell you there is anything to put in the pouch for odor, and I thought I was bound to have a stinky bathroom, but like the others have said, it only gives you a whiff when you empty the pouch and if I use something in there for odor I never smell anything. Confidence of not smelling, is so important for us to get back into life. It is nice not to have to think about bowels all the time like before.