Yesterday, I had a pretty normal morning… emptied my pouch at 7am and then again at 10:30am. For brunch, I had some leftover rice with avocado, followed by two medium-sized apples.
My stoma is usually pretty inactive in the afternoon, but when 4pm rolled around and there was no output in my pouch, I knew something was up. I started getting abdominal cramping soon after and with a few stoma “farts”, I still couldn’t get anything to move. I finished 2L of water and began massaging my belly until around 10pm. At that point it had been almost 12 hours since I last emptied my pouch and there was only a little output in my bag, so I went onto Plan B.