Hi I use peroxide to ward off the odor. I purchased a plastic bottle with a long tip, I got it in the cake decorating aisle in Walmart I just squirt 2 squirts in my bag after emptying and rinsing it out. I wear the two piece system from Convatec and they have opaque bags that work well to hide the contents.I use regular Peroxide that I also purchased in Walmarts -a large bottle for $.97.
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Post Edited (dragonfly137927) : 7/21/2007 7:45:05 PM (GMT-6)
I had emergency exploratory surgery when I had my colectomy and now have a permanent ileostomy. I was sent home with an open wound from just under my breast to my pubic area and had a wound vac on for 3 mos. so I know how he feels. I think depression is inevitable after such traumatic surgery but it is good he is getting out and seeing people. The more his mind is occupied with others the less he'll have time to dwell on his situation. My husband suffers from depression (no surgery) and he seems to do better when I get him to get involved with others. I had my surgery last Oct. and am still learning little tricks to cope. You and hubby will be fine and know you're not alone.
Post Edited (THE MATE) : 7/22/2007 9:00:38 PM (GMT-6)