I'm new to this site and I'm a new ostomate. I have a loop ileostomy and I'm one day away from being nine weeks post-surgery. I had to have this surgery because I have a neuromuscular autoimmune disorder. I was no longer able to have a bowel movement naturally even with the use of daily laxatives and enemas. After four years of going through that daily regimen, my neurologist told me to ask my GI for a referral to a colorectal surgeon. After all the testing was finished, they agreed a loop ileostomy would be the best option for me. The surgery and recovery have gone well. My only issue has been problems with anal mucus discharge. Because of the disease I have, I have no feeling and no muscle control in most of the anal and pelvic floor region. About two weeks post-op, the surgeon started me on a regimen of one Fleet enema every three days to clear out the mucus. At first, this seemed to work. There was a small amount of mucus after each enema. Then, about five weeks out, I started having to relieve myself of mucus (urgently and with accidents) about twelve times a day. Now, there was also quite a bit more mucus each time (around 4 oz/ 118 ml). At this point, I called my WOCN and she told me to stop the enemas until everything calmed down and told me how to care for the irritated perianal skin. She also said to start doing only 1 enema weekly. It took about a week and a half for everything to calm down. So once everything settled down, I did another Fleet enema. The same thing happened again, but this time I also had episodes of a lot of pressure and cramping sometimes with being able to get rid of mucus and other times with nothing happening. So I called the surgeon and explained the situation, he said to stop using the enemas completely and only when I was having episodes of cramping and the strong pressure feelings to use a Dulcolax suppository. That was about a week ago. For about five days, nothing happened. Then this morning, I had two episodes of what I would describe as massive uncontrollable diarrhea. I know it was mucus though. I had no warning, no feeling, no pressure, no cramping, etc. Both instances were major accidents and it was what I would consider an excessive amount. Just to give an idea, it completely soiled my clothes enough to throw them all over the floor, all the way to the bathroom, and I continued to go once I got to the toilet. I was wondering if this amount of mucus is normal, how to handle or avoid this type of situation from happening again, and if there is anything I need to be doing to alleviate this problem. Luckily, I was at home. But it's certainly going to cause me quite a bit of anxiety next time I'm out since this could happen again with no warning. Thank you in advance for your time and advice.