I am finally retired and should have more time being envolved in this great forum! I think this is my first time being involved...so thank you everyone! My question is: I am wondering if my artificial rectum could be wearing out? I have had my J-pouch since 1987...take down 1988. ( I may have been one of the first here in Washington State ☺️) I am 67...so it has been 30 years for me. I was able to have a fabulous career as a flight attendant! ( The engine nose was such a blessing, as I could pass the loudest gas, and no one heard!🙃!) Lately it seems like I am always cramming a touch of tissue “up there” because I have clear fluid seeping. And it burns my bottom so quickly! I have those pads called “Butterfly’s, but when you pee or poo again, it has to be replaced. And that can get expensive...plus they are abit anoying. I take 6-8 Loperamide and psyllium powder 3 times a day. And have been fir 30 years. I think being older things just are not working as well. Any tips from anyone? Hoping to hold off at least another year before I go to an appliance. Thank you and have a great day!