I'm pretty open with my co-workers about my shit bag, but to my surprise, I get very few questions about what's under my shirt. Most of my co-workers are guys... fellow engineers, mechanics, and technicians, primarily. When I have a test to run, we have lots of free time in the control room in between test points, so we talk a lot about almost everything. There's a lot of "locker room banter," but also serious conversations as well.
The other day, one of the younger guys asked me what it feels like to be "leaking excrement from my abs" all the time. I really didn't know how to answer that. I told him there was no way I could describe it that he could relate to, as I had never experienced the sensation before my operation, so most likely neither had he. But maybe you guys can describe it in a way normal folks could relate to that I can pass on. Let me know what you think.