how often do i empty? that depends on what i eat, but usualy just 4 or 5 times a day, i can go 3 or 4 hours without emptying at least. If i need to go longer, like if i am going on a car trip or something, ijust take some immodium and i can go 6 hours or so. Certain foods make you have to empty more, and of course if you eat a huge meal then you might have to empty more often. It only takes about 2 minutes to empty.
Do you have to have a sink? No, there is no need for a sink. All i do is unroll it, empty it, clean it out with some toilet paper, roll it back up and get up. I of course need a sink to wash my hands though, lol.
Are there noises or smells? The first few weeks you will have alot of gas, and there will be some noise, but that doesnt last. And i rarely have any noise now. If i let myself get hungry before i eat i will sometimes have some gas and noise. After the first few weeks there isnt much gas at all. You can take some gas-x if you happen to get gas, or you can take a few gas-x as a preventive measure against gas. I like to do that sometimes. Also, if you are going somewhere and are concerened about noise, take a small piece of cloth, fold it twice and put it over the bag between the bag and your underwear!
Although, in 2 years, only once has anyone heard it! And i just told her it wasnt what she thought it was and she said oh are you hungry or something?
There are no smells when you are wearing it. Obviously it smells when you empty it, its poop after all, you can put mouthwash or deodorizer in there to make it not smell. the only time you will have a smell is if you should have a leak. Which is very rare! You may have a few leaks the first few weeks, its a learning process after all.
i know this is awful of me, but when my friends are in the bathroom for like forever using the bathroom i think, boy im so glad i dont have to sit on the toilet liek that anymore!!!
I had this fear that i was gonna wake up from surgery to see Brian Williams on tv (i think he's cute, thats why it was him) saying a cure had been found from UC and it was as simple as one pill!
But i knew realisticly that that was not gonna happen! And i knew i could wait my entire life for a cure that may not come and waste time and take all these drugs doing god knows to me, or i could get the surgery get that awful thing out and go on with my life! And thats what i did!
If you have any other questions please ask. It was so helpful to me to have people answer me quesitons and to hear people who had sucess.