Where or what type is the mini bag?
You can get a mini bag, but it depends on what type of brand you use. I use Hollister New Image and they have bags in all types of shapes..mini, 9" medium, and regular. If I know I am going to be at the gym for an hour or two, I wear a closed mini. If I am going to the gym and then I have errands to run afterwards, I wear the 9" lock n'roll, and when I go to bed, I wear the regular 12" sack.
And how do you prevent stool from leaking out all over when you change to your normal bag?
Stool leaks...you just have to get used to it. It runs down my belly, all over my hands, it gets on the wafer..ect. It's gross, it drives me crazy but it is my life now and I have to make the best of it. So, I carry cheap disinfectant baby wipes to kill the germs of the stool that leaks on my body and I wash my hands really well when I am done. Poop is my life...that is all there is to it!
I have pooped on myself in more places and more times than I care to mention. I have even left my small bag on all day and then it filled while I was driving home. I was not going to make it home and I could not go into a public restroom with such a BIG BULDGE...remember, I am wearing tight aerobics pants so it is very obveous. I looked like I grew a "male member" if you know what I mean. Fortunate for me it was dark outside so I stopped off and fertilized the plants at a local church that was vacant...thank goodness. I don't the Lord is ganna get too mad at me for that one. Hey when life hands me lemons....I make lemonade and get on with my life.
I hope this helps.
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Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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