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  • #16
    Hi Dougie, I have temp colostomy right now as well. Had ischial flap on Jan 7th and got it to help the healing process go smoother. I was freaked out the first few days but I am totally digging it now. I haven't had any leaks or accidents. It very clean and easy to take care of. It kind of forces you to manage your diet better as well. I'm strongly considering keeping it as well. No one has to know if you take care of it properly. I'm looking forward to the peace of mind while on long motorcycle trips with my husband, camping, boating and everything else that would normally stress me out with out a bathroom close by. Good luck to you!
    DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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    • #17
      I live alone and am a T4 para. I have to admit that I don't have many invols at all, for which I'm grateful.
      One night a few months ago I did poop the bed. It was dreadful. I have a bed I can get on in the spare bedroom, so after two hours of clearing me and the bed up as best I could (and the bedroom wasn't finished, but I was so tired), I slept on the spare bed.
      Then had to have help washing the mattress (poo water had filtered through). I now sleep on a mattress protector. I haven't pooped the bed since, but I have peed a few times, so it's been useful.

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      • #18
        McDuff.... Don always tells me "crip abuse!" LOL!
        keps.... We now use a waterproof mattress pad, and a washable pad on top of the bottom sheet and that seems to work pretty well...

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ergvepeog View Post
          McDuff.... Don always tells me "crip abuse!" LOL!
          keps.... We now use a waterproof mattress pad, and a washable pad on top of the bottom sheet and that seems to work pretty well...
          Dave sticks his lip out and says "sure, pick on the cripple." We tell him that paybacks are a bitch.

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          • #20
            [QUOTE=ergvepeog;1317584]McDuff.... Don always tells me "crip abuse!" LOL!

            Thats funny...my friend says its not crip abuse, but a game. Some people will stare at him very wierd, but others get the joke.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ergvepeog View Post
              McDuff.... Don always tells me "crip abuse!" LOL!
              keps.... We now use a waterproof mattress pad, and a washable pad on top of the bottom sheet and that seems to work pretty well...
              I have two mattress protectors, so when one's being washed, the other is on the bed. Knowing my luck, if I only had one, I'd crap or pee the bed while it was off the bed being washed.

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              • #22
                I love you guys!

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                • #23
                  To those w/ the temp ostomies .....

                  I had one done only a few days after my accident, due to other complications. Everyone, including my doctor, kept reassuring me that it would be reversible. About 6 months out, when I went back to the doctor for a follow up, I had decided to keep it. His response, "Oh, I am so glad. I was afraid I would have to convince you not to reverse it".

                  Just from the few times I have had issues needing cleaning up with it (note to self, do NOT eat mexican food at 10pm and then go to bed .....) I can't imagine dealing with out it. Especially thankful a few months ago, when an intestinal bug ran through the family, emptying a bag every hour is feasible.

                  Originally posted by offroaderswife View Post
                  I'm looking forward to the peace of mind while on long motorcycle trips with my husband, camping, boating and everything else that would normally stress me out with out a bathroom close by. Good luck to you!
                  Yup, we went camping last summer, and I didn;t even worry about whether the bathrooms were accessible! It turned out I could just get in them, but would never have been able to transfer onto the seat.

                  The one thing I want to advise, bring lots of extra supplies, just in case. And some sturdy ziplock bags, and you will be all set!
                  T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by keps View Post
                    i have two mattress protectors, so when one's being washed, the other is on the bed. Knowing my luck, if i only had one, i'd crap or pee the bed while it was off the bed being washed.
                    x2, they r a must. Ill rip an ext cath off occasionally at night moving around and not realize until my wife wakes up getting peed on, shes a good sport, we laugh about it. Never have pooped on her, well maybe her hand. She always handles the sci shit better than me, she looks at me and says everybody poops and pees. Not the end of the world.
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                    John@bike-on.com
                    c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
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                    • #25
                      you're a lucky man, treat her like the queen she is!

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