I had so many people awkwardly asking me about my iloestomy bag that I thought, why not get it all out in the open? So gave people the option to ask me questions anonymously, as personal as they like, which I I’m going to answer on here! And I mean, everybody goes to the toilet right? Just not all in the same way, so I’ve had to learn..
Sorry I’m just really curious, do you fart? What happens with you do? X
Ha! I knew this was coming. In a way, yes, just not the same way you do! Gas passes into my bag, sometimes you can here it sometimes you can’t. The downside to this is waking up with a balloon on your stomach!
Is your bag permanent? Will you have it for the rest of your life? xxx
During surgery, they took my colon out, but left my rectum. This means I have the option to have it reversed in 4 months, where they will push the stoma back into my abdomen and join the two ends together. There are risks involved and a chance surgery can fail, so there’s a lot to think about.
So how often do you poo? And can you feel that you’re pooing? Really sorry if this is gross! ❤
It’s not gross, I don’t mind! I go around 6-7 times a day now. And sometimes you can feel it, but barely! I’ve gotten into such a routine now that I’m aware when it’s going to happen.
Does the bag ever smell?
No, you can’t smell anything. There are filters on the bag to stop the smell and there are certain sprays and droplets you can put in the bag to decrease any smell when draining – I have a mint one!
Does it effect your sex life?
Nope, it hasn’t effected it at all.. good job I’m amazing at it! No but seriously it’s still great. You can read more here: https://morethanyourbag.com/2015/02/28/sex-with-an-ileostomy-bag/
How do you drain your bag?
At the bottom of the bag is a little velcro seal that unfolds three times, you just unfold it over the toilet, clean the seal and fold it back up again – three times!
So there you go… it’s crazy how much my life involves around people asking me about my toilet experience nowadays!