Between 1998 and '06 I had what's called a K-pouch, which was my ileostomy built inside of my abdomen, allowing me to drain it 2-3 times daily with a catheter, and simply wore a litle patch over it. No leakage or odor issues whatsoever. It allowed me to go back to work as a nude model for the CIA (Cleveland Institute of Art) There may have been others, but so far as I know I'm the only artists's model who ever had his guts pulled out, sliced up and and stuffed back into his belly so he could go back to work posing naked for art students.
But what I'm getting is that some idiot nuerologist prescribed me the "enteric" time-released version of the generic Tegretol that I have to take for epilepsy that I acquired from a 1994 brain injury. He thought he was doing me some sort of favor by giving me pills that I'd only have to take twice a day instead of 3 times.
Well, it was a g*ddamn bloody mess, cause the husks of those enteric pills to stick to the inside of my ostomy like barnacles and I didn't realize what was going on till I'd taken a whole month's worth of them. I had a hard knot of the damn things in there that kept blocking my efforts to insert the draining catheter inside of me, and for the next two years I had to spend hours every day just navigating the it past them as they slowly worked themselves out attached to the openings on its side.
I should have sued him but I didn't 'cause I thought he was a nice guy. But then, fully aware of the trouble I was still having with that, as well as the drowsiness those pills cause and the general inability to focus and countless partial seizures I have every single day in spite of the meds (that cause spasms on my right side and disorientation but not unconsciousness,) he refused to sign a wavier that would have relased me from jury duty. The bastard. (I learned years later he'd been sued by a couple of his nurses for sexual harrassment, but I digress...)
My colorectal surgeon, the late Dr. Victor Fazio (who, in 1981, had directed the emergency surgery on Pope John Paul II after he'd been shot, via high resolution fiber optics from Paris to Rome) wrote my neurologist a blistering letter that NO person with a colostomy or ileostomy, not just one with a k-pouch, should ever be given that sort of time released medication because of their propensity to block up ostomies or leave the body without releasing the full dose. Please have another talk with your doctor and stress that to him.