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    I have periods when I shit swedish meatballs regularly; just shake em out and reinstall the bag. That's the ideal state!

    I have periods that it comes out like sticky, thick Carvel; then I change the bag, squeeze out the old one into the toilet, and put the bag in the provided bag that comes with the new bags, for disposal. (when I first had the colostomy I was putting full bags in the disposal bags; my waste basket would soon get very heavy. I somehow don't like throwing away shit (pun intended). It seemed kind of gross, so I started emptying the bulk before bagging my bags.

    Then I have periods when I don't poop for 3-5 days. Depending on my mood, I usually wait it out and shit happens.
    Other times I get scared and take some milk of mag-always seems to work inside of 24 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    How long have you had the colostomy?
    coming up to 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    I have periods when I shit swedish meatballs regularly; just shake em out and reinstall the bag. That's the ideal state!

    I have periods that it comes out like sticky, thick Carvel; then I change the bag, squeeze out the old one into the toilet, and put the bag in the provided bag that comes with the new bags, for disposal. (when I first had the colostomy I was putting full bags in the disposal bags; my waste basket would soon get very heavy. I somehow don't like throwing away shit (pun intended). It seemed kind of gross, so I started emptying the bulk before bagging my bags.

    Then I have periods when I don't poop for 3-5 days. Depending on my mood, I usually wait it out and shit happens.
    Other times I get scared and take some milk of mag-always seems to work inside of 24 hours.
    That is a bit of a relief, thank you. I'm a quad, so just gotta toss the shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by alissa View Post
    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 anything for 4 days, then constant for 3 days feels terrible. I am really uncomfortably full for much of it and freaked out about constipation. Do you do anything regularly to keep it going?
    No I just eat a regular diet and let nature take its course.

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