OMG, Slice, you crack me up.
My stoma is active constantly, even if I haven't eaten. So, no stoma caps for me!! In fact, my stoma doesn't ever stay quiet for more than about 5 minutes. I have to change bags quick!
But, I, too, am surprised at all I can do with my intestime hanging out of me. Yesterday I had my first dodgeball practice since surgery. I got wacked with the ball right in my stoma. Maybe not so good for it, huh? I'm trying to think of a good way to protect the little guy...haven't come up with anything yet.
Anyway, back to topic - showing off our stomas...at the gym this week I had on a one pice, clear bag. So - y'all know, they ain't to purty when they're a couple days old. My pants slid down a little, and I realized I was flasinh my Personal Trainer with my bag o' poop. He was sweet and didn't freak out, but still, poor guy got a lesson in what a stoma looks like, that's for sure. So, I say go for it. Show it off. Who cares? Now that I'm an official flasher, I'm not so scared anymore.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!