Yep, seems every Saturday for a month my k pouch valve decides to somehow act up. Today, I foolishly decided to go to the CNE (an annual city fair), so, naturally, when I went to the loo, my valve refused to open no matter how hard I tried. I had to leave the family there, drive home, and try like hell to drain my pouch. FINALLY, after a half hour in a hot shower, and a bottle of KY, I managed to drain it before my pouch ruptured! So, now I'm back to the constant drain, after such a struggle I don't want to risk removing the catheter and not being able to put it back in. Two weeks ago I had a blockge at the valve, and found a new definition for pain, don't ever want it again! That, and my stoma bled a lot. My question is, why does this only happen on Saturday?? Hey, at least Dr Cohen is finally back from his month long holiday, now I'm guaranteed to stay healthy! (it never fails, I only get sick when my doctors are on vacation!). Oh well, I see him in a week, and pray I don't need any more surgery. My valve has been damaged, but I'm still hoping it will heal with surgery, fingers crossed!