As I said in my first post to this site, I want to reach out to members now with some general and some specific questions in follow up posts.
To start with I have some questions / comments of a fairly general nature. (With my next post, probably a much longer one, I have a bunch questions re: the subject of irrigation). And so, like...
Ya like I never, EVER thought that I would on some message board post some note about my having "gas", how much, what others think and do about it etc.!!! Geez! Ah such is life now I guess... 🤪
Well, I have been wearing a two-piece Hollister New Image setup for around 8 months since after my surgery. It has a built-in filter which is supposed to let the gas out. I dunno, but it sure doesn't seem to work all that well. The bag fills up with gas alot and then quite often when you expell it, the bag just fills up all over again.
Now I know, many of you reading this might want to quickly point out to me that "it's the diet" - that if I just make some adjustments in my diet that the level of gas output might go way down. Problem really is I don't want to! I think I have a reasonably good diet (but lots of things that are known to cause excess gas such as veggies, grains, legumes etc.), i.e. I like what I eat and think that making dietary changes would be just changing one problem for another, assuming that my nutrition choices are reasonably good ones.
So my first questions are: 1) Do any of you follow a similar diet and do NOT have a major problem with gas output? and 2) If so, do you just have a better metabolism or did you find some product or other changes that made things better for you?
Also as I have started looking into irrigation, has anyone found that switching to irrigating helped if they had prior issues with gas output? (I think I may have read from someone on here that they found gas output to be less of an issue after starting irrigating - I just don't see why that would be the case, but then what do I know if I haven't tried it).
Sorry to go on about this but it is fairly annoying. Ok so I have been mostly staying home much of the past year because of Covid, but hopefully soon I will be looking to have more people around me again - and I really don't want such a big issue with the gas.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated...
All balloon'd up here!