I don't know about
you but I hate emptying my bag, it's a pain! But I usually do it every 3-4 hours, when I go to the bathroom. I had my surgery Sept. 20 and so I'm still new to this too. I have a feeling that just when I get this all down it'll be time for the take down (Dec. 15). Can I ask a few questions? I think it will also help Roddiesgirl since we had our surgeries at the same time almost. If it's inappropriate for me to post these questions on this thread, I apologize in advance. Just let me know.
Can the pouch explode if it gets too full or if you are laying on it? (Like at night)
What size/kind pouch do you use?
How often do you change your wafer?
Roddiesgirl, I'm interested in hearing more of your story since we had our surgery so close together! How are you coping? Is yours temporary?
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Scheduled for Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
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