Thanks for your post expressing your concerns about this issue, and I'm pleased to see that you have already received some useful replies.
I am still expelling mucus years after my operation, but at least now it tends to be clear and much less obnoxious as far as 'smell' is concerned. The rate at which mucus gets expelled is not consistent and ranges from none at all on some days to excessive amounts on others. For this reason I wear incontinence pads to catch the excess amounts.
However, the standard inco-pads are not very efficient at quick absorbing of this mucus ( they were designed to absorb the more watery urine or faeces). For this reason, I use a folded up tissue to lodge between my buttocks; this absorbs the small amounts of mucus and slows down the larger amounts to give the inco-pads a fair chance of working.
Needless to say, this has been yet another of those annoying things in life that has prompted me to express my irritations in verse:
There are other past-posts on this subject if you are interested – they can be found in ‘COLLECTIONS –PREMIUM CONTENT'
RECTAL STUMP MUCUS.
If there's one thing' gives me the hump
it's mucus from my rectal stump.
They did not tell me this would be
a side–effect of ostomy.
With no faeces coming through
no way did I expect this goo.
It is so inconvenient
that I am still incontinent.
I thought that this would be all cured
once my ostomy matured.
However, it's not gone away
and I fear it's here to stay.
Sometimes brown and sometime white
but mixed with blood is never right.
Then there's yellow and there's cream
which will flood out like a stream.
Sometimes it's soft and sometimes hard
sometimes it's slippery just like lard.
Occasionally I'll get a chunk
but mostly it will look like gunk.
The mucus used to irritate
and refused to irrigate.
That method didn't work so well
although it minimised smell.
When I reflect I must admit
sometimes I get fed up with it.
For I was not expecting this
every time I have a piss.
With both a plug and inco' pad
you'd think it would not feel so bad.
But I still moan and I will grump
about the mucus from my stump.
B. Withers 2012