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   Posted 3/7/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I really didn't think I was putting too much pressure on my side or stomach while I slept.  I've been very careful to not do so, and most of the time I end up on my back anyway (not meant to be dirty talk by any means).  nono
So, I awake with a startle  confused for some reason and quickly realize there is moisture on my sheets...yuck...I immediately realize what this substance is and begin my repititious chant of "OH SH skull T!!!"
Thirty minutes later I was clean, the bed was as clean as it could be without waking my husband to change the sheets.  It really wasn't that big of a mess at all...not in comparison to baby mess, flu mess, etc.; you get my drift. 
Seriously though, how humiliating!!!  shakehead    I really haven't been unhappy with my accessory at all since I've been home, but this morning was the first time I wished I were normal again.  My pitty party lasted just a few minutes before I snapped it together and went to the living room to watch recorded CSI's.  So, *sigh* rolleyes has this happened to you?  It's makes me nervous to sleep on my sides. 
Anyway, I really just needed to voice my situation b/c it's not anything I'm going to chit-chat about with my family and friends! 
Thanks you guys!!!
: )  Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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   Posted 3/7/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
get you a pad or a towel to sleep on, so then you wont have to worry about sleepign however you want to! and its easy clean up, just pull up the pad or towel and the sheets and all are still sparkly clean.

anyway, it hasn't been that long that you have had your bag so you are bound to have some messes to begin with!
i woke up one morning and something had happened to me! luckily not too big of a mess. I always go to sleep on my stomach, but find that i roll myself onto my back as my bag gets full!
I am sure it had nothing to do with putting pressure on your stomach, it was probaby just a bad seal to begin with or the bag got too full!

sorry that happened!

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/7/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Robin, I am sorry this happened to you. I had purchased a pad to put under the sheets prior to my surgery, but have since removed it because it didn't feel soft on my tender bottom. Knock on wood, I haven't had a leak yet since coming home from the hospital, but of course it is always in the back of my mind. Maybe it is time for me to put that pad back?! Did you leak out the side, or did the pouch come off? Since you had your surgery just a few weeks before my surgery I really pay close attention to all of your posts. Thank you for sharing the good times and the bad times.
scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19 proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
currently on 40 mgs.10 mgs. prednisone, 20mgs and tapering every ten days
51 years young

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   Posted 3/7/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry about it. I can count on one hand the number of times it has happened in 9 years. Like summerstorm said--it was probably a bad seal or something. It happens to all of us at one time or another....

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   Posted 3/7/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
moreglorydays-take an old sheet and cut it up and sew it to the top of the pad! then the pad will feel just like your sheet, and it will save wear and tear on the pad!
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