Hello everyone. I wanted to start by saying thank you for this forum, it's been very helpful to read people's comments, suggestions, concerns. I am four weeks out from a sigmoid removal. I had complicated diverticulitis with an abscess. They put a drain in my backside in January and I lived with that for three months until the surgery. I was so happy to be rid of the drain and the bag and the pain, but I had no idea what was in store for me instead! Since coming home from the hospital, I can't keep a bag on. I have been to the ostomy nurse multiple times in the past three weeks. My visit this week, they suggested irrigation once a day and then wearing a cap over my stoma. They've ordered supplies and we're going to give it a try when the kit comes in. Does anyone have experience/advice regarding irrigation?