At least I seem to be freaking out about
it much less. Last night I was over at a friend's for dinner. there were three of us. I had decided that morning that I would try using a flat bag after many weeks of using a convex-light bag. The day went well. Then probably around 10 pm, sitting around drinking wine after dessert, I thought I was getting a brief wiff of something so I went off to the bathroom to check. Sure enough, stool was leaking under the seal. I had everything with me and got it off and put on a fresh bag. Then I woke up around dawn with another leak. It's good that I noticed it even in my sleep, but it's very disturbing that it happens twice in a row on the weekend, because I worry that it's going to continue happening during the week at work, which for me amounts to a complete catastrophe.
After some thought, I came to the idea that it happened the second time because when I was changing bags the first time, I didn't use derma sol to get the sticky stuff from the seal and from the Eaken off my skin.
Although what I notice by every leak is that the stool comes out and stays on the top of the stoma and doesn#t fall into the bag, and so when more stool comes out, it has no where to go and so fluid leaks under the seal, destroys it, and creates a way out for the stool. I had eaten tons of pureed raspberries that day. Could that be it? The bag of potato chips?
I am trying to figureout ways to eat fruits and vegetables by using a a little puree machine, and then drinking fruit-buttermilk shakes. the vegetables have to be steamed very well, bcause I am also having a jaw problem and for the time being cannot chew very well.
Am also wondering about the size of the hold I am cutting in the one-piece - should it be tight? Did I cut it too small? I also had a bad experience with cutting it too big..
Eager to hear thoughts from others.....