Still getting use to this pouch. I'm suppose to be on constant drain, but it keeps falling out at night no matter how I secure it, so I'm just intubating as usual, with no leakage. I think the valve (which, if you recall, was twisted last week) is actually working again. Previous to that, and presently, I've noticed that in the late evening I find it difficult to insert the catheter and open the valve. It's as if my stoma and bowel are swelling up, making for a very tight fit. Once I get into the pouch, I'll always see a little bleeding too, I think the catheter tip is actually cutting into my intestinal wall. Has this happened to you? Is this normal? Most times the catheter goes in smoothly, but I've noticed this almost every night, I am weird, aren't I?
Eric aka J2K