Hi Aimee--first of all let me say that you will be in my prayers.
Secondly--I had a colostomy in April of 99..( Crohns )
I had a lot of problems with "blowouts" after the first year.
My health went downhill--and long story short--the Crohns
came to the skin surface all around the ostomy site. I was down
to a mere 80 lbs. I went into surgery and my colon was removed
along with a portion of the small intestine. I went from
colostomy to illeostomy and I must say that I've never done better. I have no problems now--and any "blowouts"
( only 6 in 2 years)
are due to me not changing the appliance when I should have.
I have done well in that I eat pretty much what I want. Am not on meds of any sort as I have no disease. There is really not too much if a difference in the "Bowel action"...I wear a mini bag
and change it about 4 times a day---take it off-dispose of it in a ziplock bag and snap a new bag on. I can change my bag in 2 minutes or less--AND>>> name that tune in 3 notes ;-)
Good Luck and God Bless!! Sandee
"For those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles, they will run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint." Isa. 40: 31 & 32