I'm 20 years old and 4 months ago had an ileostomy reversal (my small bowel is now attached to my rectum). I had the ileostomy for 20 years (since i was a week old). So I do know all those wonderful embarassments that go along with the bag! In case you're not sure, an ileostomy is the exact same as a colostomy but the small bowel is brought through the belly instead of the colon.
Anyway, I did have many accidents which entaled my wafer pretty much melting off. I do feel for you. Was it a hot day or were you just hot and maybe sweaty yourself? I used to dread hot summer days even though summer is my favorite season because whenever I got too hot and sweaty the wafer WOULD actually melt and cause leakage. I too carried my little kit with me incase it ever happened, smart thinking!! I feel bad because I love to help people with my experiences but in this case the experience was just a sucky one and I don't know how to fix it. I used to use Convatec. Maybe there is another type of bag that holds better or longer, i'm not sure but I do wish the best of luck to ya. Maybe try to stay where it is air conditioned or don't wear too many layers..anything to try and stay a little cooler!! Let me know how things go ok i'll be thinking about ya!!
p.s. if you have any other questions be sure to ask away!
Thanks for responding to my question! I know it sounded like a joke, but I was oh so serious! Because I had not gotten a response on this board yet, a couple of days later, I reposted on the "Crohn's" board and received a response there. I was told that usually, when that happens, it is because there is too much acid in the stuff in the bag. I think it is a combination of hot (we had 97* temps for three days in a row) and probably too much acid. I do take protonix, but perhaps that isn't enough. I did have very runny bowels, but it was such a hot day. I think it is 6 of one and 1/2 dozen of the other!
Again, thanks for answering my post. The incident at the restaurant was so discouraging. I feel better now with such nice understanding and care.