Hello everyone, so I had my first leakage accident away from home. I went to go tanning & got to walk right into the tanning room. Started undressing, took off my sandals & as I stepped back I stepped into a puddle of something. I immediately thought someone had urinated on the floor prior to me coming into that room. As I stepped back with the other foot I still stepped in more of it...I looked down closer & realized that it was not pee it was my stool. Looked down at my bag & it was completely open. I had on my first wafer & pouch that was different than the one I usually wear (which it closes shut twice), but the new one only closed one time & not very good at that.
So, I began to cry & have a panic attack trying to figure out what to do. And I also didn't know if the pouch had opened in the room or sooner & perhaps made a mess all the way from my car, sitting area, then room...I ended up using their towel that they put in the room for after your tan to wipe off. When I left I opened the door & looked to see if there was a mess outside the door, but thank Goodness, it had all transpired in the room. I snuck out with their towel, cried all the way home...then as I was telling my husband I became angry at that appliance...Lol Needless to say, I washed their towel & returned it the next day. I am going to mail back the 3-month supply of the different wafer & pouch & go back to my other ones. I guess I shouldn't have messed with what was working to begin with.
I'm sure in the future I will be able to look back at this with laughter. Thanx for letting me share this story with y'all.
Your Healingwell Friend,
Loop ileostomy May 2011, Pelvic & Bladder Trauma Dysfunction...Colon tore thru vaginal wall & the colon + bladder together fell out of my body thru vagina, leaving destruction of the pelvic area. 15-surgeries of various areas of my body. 2-more I think this year yet to go.
Bipolar 2, Borderline, Panic-Anxiety Disorder, Ptsd