I am writing to see if maybe talking I can get rid of a source of anxiety for me lately.
I recently took a trip with my new partner to the beach in Europe, Im in stage 2 with loop ileostomy, and in 10 days I have my takedown.
My main issue is that we enjoy going to remote beaches, with little or no people, and I found myself on the situation of having no real bathroom many times, for hours. Having a picnic on the beach, or leaving after lunch.
And as we know the bag needs to be emptied after you eat, and for the next hours, and im sure the Jpouch will too.
This brought a few uncomfortable situations for me, since I needed to find an isolated spot and empty my bag many times behind a bush or something.
A bag is not even that much of a big deal since you just empty it, clean the opening with any paper and off you go. But with a Jpouch, is not so easy, your butt skin is sensitive, you often need to clean carefully, and i imagine pooping half liquid output in the bushes is not a fun experience.
So my question is, am I doomed to just go to beaches, or hikes, or parks where theres a bunch of people and hence bathrooms? or not eating? or is there a way around this?
It may sound like a silly issue if you compare it with many of the life threatening situations we go through, but is been really making me sad thinking that I will need to be near a bathroom for the rest of my life.
Thank you to every who takes the time to read this