I am with summerstorm..........let the air out but BE CAREFUL. Sometimes you think it is "just air" but it is poo. Make sure all of the contents in the bag are pushed all the way down before you
open it, otherwise, it will be a mess! Also, make sure that when you "burp" it that you make sure that is closed completely. One time I did not close a corner and ended up with a HUGE mess! I made sure that did not happen again. good luck.
- 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.