I had a diversion with a permanent ileostomy made a couple months ago, and am now experiencing some serious leakage from my anal area (as well as a couple fistulas nearby). I sometimes get a slight indication it's coming, and if a bathroom is close enough, I can get there in time. But more and more, I just can't make it, especially if I'm out and about. This happens around 4 times/24 hr. period, give or take. There seems to be more and more "stuff" coming out, so my Always overnighters just don't cut it anymore, day or night, as they don't absorb the amt. of this liquidy stuff.
I've sent my surgeon a note about this, but haven't heard back yet. Last I was told, though, was that I won't be having the pouch removed for at least a few more months due to healing issues with a huge abscess. Sob.
Can anybody offer up suggestions as to either adult underwear or protective pads that might contain this stuff? Most of the adult underwear I see is for urinary incontinence. I appreciate any suggestions, I'm getting close to my wits ends here.