What the hell, stoma?

TMI warning!

So, I was planning on sleeping in this morning but was forced to get up early in order to do an emergency bag change because somehow, the contents had pancaked and was seeping out under the flange. This is the first time anything like this has happened to me so now I’m paranoid. I think I know what caused it though; I had both curly fries and melon last night (not together) and I know already that potato that isn’t mashed doesn’t digest properly for me (meaning it comes out as partly digested). I’m going to try and drink more today and just keep a close eye on my bag just in case it starts to do it again.

Ostomy problems

TMI warning!

I had to change my bag early (this evening, instead of tomorrow morning) because it wasn’t emptying properly; the output was too heavy and wasn’t moving down the bag. It seems to be doing it again but not as badly as before. I’ve been drinking loads of squash this evening and I’ve just had tea and chocolate, both of which are good for loosening the output. I don’t think I’ll get a blockage but I’m keeping a close eye on it, just in case.