Hi everyone ,
I have just joined health unlocked and here is my profile.
I am a 73 year old male reasonably fit ,play golf on a 16 handicap ,still work a bit (handiman) and fish and shallow depth scuba dive .
I had u.c.which started in 1979 and after 21 years of sometimes dreadful and sometimes in remission I opted for a proctocolectomy with a J pouch resection.
This proved to be very difficult with fecal incontinence every night ,bum crack ,and burnt bum which was very painful (stinging)
My sex life was reduced but with a great partner we were content .
I had experienced a illostomy with a stoma (for 3 months)as part of the j pouch takedown so after long deliberation decided to go for a permanent illostomy with stoma and end all the fecal incontinence.
So we went ahead with the op and named the addition to my body JOEY .This was 2 years ago and like so many have on going mucus and light poo to deal with down the back passage .
I don't have any problems with the Salts bag and ring and change it every 3/4 days ,these are provided free by our district health .
I have read all I can regarding this mucus problem ,consulted with my surgeon,but there seems to be no remedy for this yucky ongoing problem.
I am contemplating IRRIGATION (up the back passage) which I used to do when I had the J pouch ,and wonder if any others have used this method ?
In all my life is OK and I look forward to another 20 years or so of golf ,fishing,gardening and some diving (for scallops)
I has been a revelation to find this site and others including Colostomy UK.org which has extensive information about our problems ,but no answer to leakage .
Good to have this contact