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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
  I have had my ostomy since 2/14/08. My doc told me I could do irrigation today because in June I am taking a ride to Florida and don't want to worry about bathroom stops. I go next Friday to learn how to do this and I am a little nervous. If anyone has any hints or encourageing words for me it would be nice. Thank you,
Penny :-)


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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't know anything abotu it personally, i have an ileo but i have read alot of posts from people who do it and they are very happy with it! good luck and have a fun trip

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   Posted 5/1/2008 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I know quite a few people who irrigate and are extremely happy with it. For an outline on irrigation, have a look at

It was written by a friend of mine who irrigated for years (sadly now he's passed on) and gives a pretty good idea on what to expect and lots of pointers.

Good luck.

I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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