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    #16
    why do nu think u gained weight after it? just curious. i would think it would be opposite
    Originally posted by TheRainman View Post
    The only drawback i have had. But gladly got the colostomy because it really made my life a whole lot easier.
    I put on a lot of weight. And the one problem is I can't be on an empty stomach because then my bag gets full of gas. And gasx does not help.
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      #17
      I would also recommend that you look at some of the previous posts. They are chock full of good information.

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        #18
        In regards your original question about Gas:
        - You'll quickly discover the foods that will cause gas, so you can avoid them if you're going to be in the office
        - If you're in a meeting and a bit self-conscious, cross your arms over your belly. A bit of light pressure on the stoma seems to help
        - With the above in mind, you can purchase a 'muffler' with Stealth Belt that will help suppress noise, and the wraps from ostomy secrets seem to help
        - The charcoal filters in the Coloplast Mio seem to work. I've never had an issue yet.

        I don't use an abdominal binder, but I have to think that you could just cut a hole in one. I'd wait until well after the surgery though.

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