So, I've gotten curious about irrigation again. I'm running low on bags and since I have to re-up and order something, I thought I might get an irrigation set. I've talked to my Stoma Nurses and they are happy to show me how it all works, but I have to ask, does it really work? Does anyone have irrigation experience? Does it help with gas, especially since you're wearing a wee bitty bag or a patchy job over the stoma? Does anyone irrigate consistently and what's it like?
Any input would be welcome!
diagnosed Endometriosis 2001
first surgery 2003 - lesions found in rectum
7 major procedures in 2007 including 10-hour endometriosis dissection, ileostomy, RV fistula closure, ilestomy takedown, colostomy
No longer taking testosterone, codeine, vicodin, xanax, or receiving acupuncture 2-3 times a week
Loving life and re-entering "the world"
still taking the occasional valium :)
Back at work and enjoying "perspective" on life...