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This is my first time posting anything. I have had my colostomy for almost 4 years and I have held on to the hope for reversal through it all. Denial? Maybe. Anyway, my stoma prolapsed and was revised twice. No more will be considered unless I agree for permanent status so I endure. Because the stoma is prolapsed, it gets in the way and stems flow which is often painful. I am also prone to diarrhea and that hurts more because it burns. I can't seem to figure out which foods will hurt and suck at it so I avoid eating and eat when I'm starving. Generally miserable. It often feels like my intestines are churning and twisting itself in knots. I know it sounds strange but that's what it feels like to me. Foods that are binding like potatoes hurt because the prolapsed stoma gets in the way and other foods cause watery stools that burn. I need help finding food that won't hurt. Thanks.
Glad to see you got the first problem solved.
As for the second issue, I'm not totally sure what is recommended! But if I was going for OTC products I would use a natural vegetable oil based capsule to swallow with meals (Senna is the product I'm thinking of in the states.). Probably start with twice a day and then increase or decrease as the need warrants.
I use a closed pouch but had far too many leaks and blowouts, I was going through my allocation of 90 a month too fast. Sometimes I changed 4 or more times a day. I have had a transverse colostomy for almost 4 years, skin level one side and not very high on the other and in a dip.
I decided not long ago to try convex ( shallow convex, midi length ). It helped but was not the answer and you get less of these.Well, brainwave, ordered deep convex, now I am having no leaks and my 2 per day allowance is adequate.
Next question, how do I conquer chronic constipation? I am a nurse, know all the usual things to do but I have slow transit and this is what caused the original problem, so I take stuff which causes othe problems.