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  1. The bags I use have a filter that allows them to...

    The bags I use have a filter that allows them to slowly deflate and totally masks odor. I am not a particularly stinky gaseous person in general, so it could be different if I was.
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    Nothing to see here...
  3. Colostomies can make life a lot easier, but do...

    Colostomies can make life a lot easier, but do not expect them to cure constipation. You still need to consciously keep your stool soft if that's your biggest issue.
    Unless you get it high in the...
  4. I'm c5/6, no tendon transfer, mitrofanoff lower...

    I'm c5/6, no tendon transfer, mitrofanoff lower right abdomen, colostomy lower left. Manage cathing and bag change easily. I get help with the flange changes as my stoma is oddly shaped. Have spoken...
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    Thanks, I'll pass on the chair, but definitely...

    Thanks, I'll pass on the chair, but definitely want the wheels. How do we go about this transaction?
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    What kind of chair? how old, size? how much?

    What kind of chair? how old, size? how much?
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    Excellent! Thank you. Charger & remote included?...

    Excellent! Thank you. Charger & remote included? Can't wait to see pics & video. (ps Very Interested)
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    What year? Charger included? Any warranty?

    What year? Charger included? Any warranty?
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    Hey NorthQuad, what dosage do you take on the...

    Hey NorthQuad, what dosage do you take on the Senakot?
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    Yes, I have. I've determined that after 28 years...

    Yes, I have. I've determined that after 28 years of routine laxatives to stimulate, my intestines still need them for any sort of regularity.
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    Colostomy + laxatives

    Does anyone know if you can take Senna with a colostomy?

    TIA
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    Nevada, have you tied different lubes? I use...

    Nevada, have you tied different lubes? I use brava by coloplast. They seem to not all be equal.
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    I was having this problem and it was suggested to...

    I was having this problem and it was suggested to me to 1. blow air into a new bag to prevent vacuuming, 2. take a small piece of wet toilet paper and insert into bag to prevent vacuuming, 3. use...
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    Why did your Dr. rule out the Sigmoid colostomy?...

    Why did your Dr. rule out the Sigmoid colostomy? Is something else going on like megacolon or other colon issue? My routine was taking hours with constant stimulation from above & below.

    As for...
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    Haven't tried immodium. Am trying to find a...

    Haven't tried immodium. Am trying to find a miralax/psyllium balance. I really like the psyllium for consistency. Trying Miralax at different intervals (from every day to every 2 and 3). My diet...
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    I got back to a regular diet while in the...

    I got back to a regular diet while in the hospital (a 3 night stay). I thought it took a long time to have real output for what I was putting in. Took a while (and still working on it at 3 months...
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    5 days, that's great. I was good at 5 days....

    5 days, that's great. I was good at 5 days. Things got more intense once I was eating a regular diet for a minute or 3. Gas happens - for me it doesn't just sit and twist me up inside anymore, it...
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    Tim C. - What's your point? Looks like Landrover...

    Tim C. - What's your point? Looks like Landrover hasn't even done it yet???
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    Good luck. Just be prepared for an adjustment...

    Good luck. Just be prepared for an adjustment period. I was a bit naive about the healing process and expected to recover sooner and have it work well quickly. It definitely is a process. Still all...
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    Totally agree with pfcs49. They sent me home from...

    Totally agree with pfcs49. They sent me home from the hospital with a 1 piece. As a functional c6, The 1 piece would never work for me independently. There's a lot of fine motor skill involved with...
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    Yes, gas was bloating, painful and caused slight...

    Yes, gas was bloating, painful and caused slight AD regularly. Plus, I never knew if it was just gas, y'know, so always caused anxiety and insecurity. I am still really early in this process, and I...
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    Hi, I am 8 weeks post today. Still healing and...

    Hi, I am 8 weeks post today. Still healing and figuring it all out. I was not prepared for the healing process, but time and patience helps and I can see things getting better every day. With it's...
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    That is a bit of a relief, thank you. I'm a quad,...

    That is a bit of a relief, thank you. I'm a quad, so just gotta toss the shit ;)
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    Taking Miralax to keep consistency soft & moving,...

    Taking Miralax to keep consistency soft & moving, I hope. It's what they told me to do in hospital & ostomy nurse agreed. I'm backing off a bit to see what happens. But that pattern of barely...
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    For those who got their colostomies after many...

    For those who got their colostomies after many years of BPs, did you have to do anything to regulate output at first? I'm going on 6 weeks and my pattern so far has been 4 days of almost nothing,...
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