Is this your first experience with any type of blockage? If so, good for you.
I bet that changing your appliance may have helped. Next time, take a really warm shower or bath to try to relax those abdominal muscles and massage it. Sometimes that help it to pass a little more quickly. And, of course, you know about fluids, caffeine sometimes helps me too.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery