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   Posted 2/20/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
 I am beginning to feel a bit complusive about the bag. Everytime I empty, I feel an urgency to feel for and push out any hardened particles of food. This can take time. Am I going completely crazy?

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   Posted 2/20/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG! When I read your heading I was sort of freaking out because I suffer from OCD. I had to read your post because I was intrigued.

Anyway, I know what you mean. When I had the bag I was the same way. You're not going crazy, I promise! You'll get used to it and then you won't even notice.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
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   Posted 2/20/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
haha...I know what you are talking "compulsion" went away, yours should too. I just empty and go...sometimes I don't get everything, but I know it will come out the next time:)

My friend's husband used to drive her CRAZY with his fascination of the contents!!!! Luckily for her, he was on his way to a j-pouch so it wasn't permanent:)

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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a compulsion to make the bag as clean as I can get it! So I rinse with warm water and wipe and wipe and wipe!
I the a.m I'll take the bag off and rinse it out in the sink to get it completely clean and I'll clean off my stoma and inside the wafer.

Otherwise, I feel icky.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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   Posted 2/21/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean about being clean, Chasblah. I totally cannot stand to keep the old bag on after a shower. So I use a new bag every morning. Is that expensive or what?
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