I have been eating a lot of beans, legumes and veggie burgers too because I love them so much. I actually don't notice that they make more gas for me... my bag seems to poof up a bit no matter what I eat. They do definitely thicken my output though. Probably due to the fiber. I know I can see the little skins from the beans in my output also.
I have the issue with my output sticking to the part of the toilet bowl that doesn't have much water too. Like others, I try to fold some toilet paper there for it to land on which makes it flush easier. Doesn't always work though, so I just take a large wad of toilet paper and sort of wipe it into the bowl. I have never gotten anything on my hands doing this.
I really don't get how people sit backwards on the toilet. Doesn't the crotch of your pants get in the way of emptying? Maybe I am not picturing it right. I think if I left my pants up while emptying, stool might splash on them. When I sit on the toilet, I have to pull my trousers down towards my ankles so I can spread my legs wide enough to empty between them. When I have to do this in public restrooms, I just put a bunch of TP on the toilet seat. I have gotten too much splash back when I have tried kneeling. Actually, vault toilets like they have in campgrounds are pretty cool because I can just stand in front of them to empty... no splash back from the deep, deep hole.
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010
Post Edited (Blueheron) : 6/2/2011 6:44:57 PM (GMT-6)