LOL, I have to "come clean," the toothbrush idea was provided to me by my ET nurse. :) Thank goodness have only had to use that occasionally, I get grossed out at the prospect of any poop that can make stinky smells on the outside of the pouch.
praying4healing, got your situation now. Sorry that water isn't possible, I am spoiled in that I work from home. I think that would drive me nuts too, the slow emptying. And for me, it drives me nuts to leave residue in the bag, just feels heavier, and like there was not much point to emptying it in the first place. Is there any way that you can keep a small bag/fanny pack handy with one of those travel size squeeze bottles that you can have ready to just grab on your way to the potty?
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for '09 to form j-pouch