I am always pushing the poo down my bag anyway throughout the day so anytime I
open the 2-piece for a "burp" or to take off the bag part, I just make sure that the poo is pushed down to the bottom of the bag. It is like I wipe it with the inside of the bag so it is slippery and soft but I do it from the outside. That way when I
open it, I do not have crap coming out. I slide the inside of the bag in a circular motion around my stoma and then push it all down and it has never hurt my stoma or caused any damage or bleeding at all. I hope that helps.
- July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications: Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.