Hey Joanna, sorry to be so brief but I'm posting from my phone as I just had my takedown this morning... I would recommend removing the practice bag, it isn't recommended to wear one close to surgery at the stoma
location because it can irritate your skin and made it harder to heal post op.
Ps, a bag full of pure water is much more likely to leak than a real bag! And also much more of a pain. So what will be will be but sounds like if necessary you'll be golden
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13