My First Blowout!

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flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/23/2010 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, it was bound to happen eventually. I have had an ileostomy for 4 years and got my first blowout at 3:30 am this morning! I rolled over in bed, felt something wet, turned on the light, and there it was... poo all over me and the bed! sad

My husband was sound asleep, and I was so embarrassed, because I knew I was going to have to wake him up to change the sheets. But, first I had to take a shower and put on a new wafer and pouch. By the time I had finished, the dogs had woken him up, because they thought this was the best thing EVER... mommy smelled like poo!! wink

He got up to take the dogs out, saw that I had taken a shower, and asked if everything was okay. I told him that I had a blowout, to which he said, very casually, "Aww, that's okay, s#*t happens." I just busted out laughing!! tongue

He wasn't phased in the least, and that's just one of the many reasons why I love him! It's amazing how that phrase has a whole new meaning to me now. smilewinkgrin

Hope you all have a great day!

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 8/23/2010 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
wow Cecilia, you have the best hubby, he sounds like such a coooool guy :)

first blowout after 4 years!!!!! well that's quite an accomplishment for sure!!
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/23/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL!!!! you DH is hilarious!!! And you got out of taking the dogs out too!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

esoR
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   Posted 8/23/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Cecilia,

Your hubby is Hubby of the Year. God bless him and you. Rosemary

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/23/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had one like THAT!!! All you can do is clean up and laugh:)

Of course, it takes a while to find the laughter, though!!!

I hope your day is off to a better start<3
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/23/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, you guys!! I'll have to tell him that he wins the *Oscar the Ostomy* Award for Hubby of the Year!! yeah

I didn't think it was very funny until he said that, and now I can't stop smiling. It's amazing how a positive attitude changes everything! :-)

By the way, I felt the 'itchies' last night and knew it was time to change the wafer, but was tired and thought it could wait until the morning. Lesson learned!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

Christine1946
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   Posted 8/23/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
     LOL....your hubby sounds just like mine.  Bill (my hubby) has taken it upon himself to do the ordering of all my ostomy supplies.  I told him I could do that but I guess he feels that he is contributing..lololol.  He also insists on changing my bag.  He has me lie down flat on my back...1, 2 and 3 and it is done.  I have to stand in front of the mirror to do it if I do  it myself.
     My first  (and only so far)blow out happened during a Comedy Club performance at the Borgata casino in AC NJ.  I didn't even KNOW that it happened.  I checked my bag about an hour before the show and I was fine.  However,  I did eat a large meal and guess I didn't drink enough, so it was kinda thick.  Good thing I went directly to the ladies room after the show because the sides on my bag had split open and poo was coming out all over the place.  Good thing I had on black slacks!   Although it hadn't penetrated my slacks just yet but it did my undies.  UGH, what a mess.  I just cleaned up the best I could, stuffed the bag with toilet tissue and told hubby we had better leave.  Not a good thing to leave my emergency ostomy supplies in the glove compartment of the car either.   It was only a 20 min drive to where we had our RV.  Another good thing....I had eaten quite a few wintergreen mints prior to the show and that is what the poo smelled like...nice and minty...hehehehe.
Ulcerative Proctitis since Sept of 1998. Hospitalized for eight days. Prednisone, Asacol, Rowasa enemas. Two year remission. Flare..switched from Asacol to Colazal. Two year remission. Started 6MP in 2002. Flared yearly from 2003 to May of 08. Hospitalized for ten days in May of 08. Flaring more often since. Off 6MP. Remicade failed. Humira failed. Total colectomy with perm. ileo .

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 8/23/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL....... the mint part is hilarious!!!! :D

Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Arundinaria
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   Posted 8/23/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
  idea cool nono turn Cecelia,  I tried to respond about 8:00AM, but I could not write.  Now I can!!!You have outpaced Summerstorm and me on most  humorous. Elevated your husband to a starring  role.Made the dogs happy.  Had the most thorrifying experience.
 
To you goes the crown of the Queen of the ostomy forum.  We love you in spite of it all
Ralph

When there are no more choices, tha decision is easy!

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 8/23/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had to small blowouts so far. Both of them at night. Some how while I am sleeping the very top or on the sides where the bag snaps on to comes off. I'm probably dreaming or something or trying to scratch and I'm accidentally popping the bag of partly.

But for whatever reason, nothing gets on me, the wafer, or my bed; mostly gets all over the bag and a little on my clothes. lol
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Takedown surgery - 8/?/2010

privey
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   Posted 8/23/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
That is funny flchurchlady....good hubby's like that are hard to find...mine is a bit like that but unfortunately he has been baptized more that one time in four years, I'm impressed!!!  I've had my ileo since June 2009 and in the past week I've had a blow out around 2ish every night...I have some skin ulcer issues and yes S*&t happens here but too often.....
Cathy

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/24/2010 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Ralph,
I'm so glad that my story made you laugh, but there is no way that I could ever top Summerstorm's hilarious stories!! She is the queen of comedy in my book! yeah
Thanks for the love...wink
Cece
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/24/2010 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
awww thanks
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

mxmstr
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   Posted 8/25/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My first accident was about twenty five years ago. I was standing in front of the mirror at the hospital feeling a little worn out after losing about thirty pounds and my colon . Anyway I was finally out of bed to brush my teeth, I was standing there and my hospital issued two piece separated and the bag plopped to the floor between my feet. There's been a few accidents since, mosly not clipping a new bag securely enough. Been using one piece for as long as I can remember. generally last a week, but I've got two out of them. Water skiing,hot weather, tight clothes, tends to decrease. ! or two beers gives me gas, 4or 5 seems to cure the gas but upsets my wife.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/29/2010 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
mxmstr said...
two beers gives me gas, 4 or 5 seems to cure the gas, but upsets my wife.

That's too funny!! tongue
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