I shower every day and do not cover the pouch with anything. I just towel dry it when I get out. On wafer changing days, I take it all off and shower. It feels so good to clean the skin around the stoma and gently scratch it if it itches.
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.