I am formerly from near Canton, OH too, but now live in IN. Small world. Wonder if there is something in the water in OH? Yes, humidity can be a bear. As far as showering, I do it daily and when I'm working outside or whatever, more than once a day. And, yes, I do use a hairdryer for a quick blow dry on a low setting. I still get 5-7 days wear time, even in the summer. Again, tho, if I get the itchies, I know it is time to change if a quick rinse doesn't calm it down... sometimes that will buy me a day or two longer. I tend to push my luck... Many folks don't bother with using a blow dryer, but I usually shower before bed and I feel better if it is dry. I usually rinse out the whole bag once or twice a day, and I also many years ago used a turkey baster! Now, I just grab a bottle of water. Leaving a bottle of water sitting by the sink looks better for guests than a turkey baster in the bathroom!!!! Seems like there is an empty water bottle around somewhere that I can just refill in the bathroom whenever I want.
btw, good questions. Keep asking away...
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery