Ostomy Pet Peeve

Aug 11, 2023 12:57 pm

I carry a small squirt bottle with me to use to rinse my pouch. My pet peeve is those faucets that have to be activated by motion or the ones that are like a shower. It makes it extremely difficult to fill up my bottle.

Aug 11, 2023 6:42 pm

Thanks for this tip - Great idea! I recently bought a small collapsible cup for the same purpose. When it arrived, it was far too bulky for my purse and I was disappointed. Now I will try a small spray bottle. I may even put a small amount of baby oil in the bottle as well. YAY AND THANKS! jb

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Aug 11, 2023 6:43 pm

Try bottled water to fill up the smaller bottle. I get 40 17 oz bottles from Walmart for $5 and change. That should last you a long time.

Aug 12, 2023 2:08 am

I just bought a collapsible water bottle on Amazon. Ok so far. Cheers, Ian.

Aug 12, 2023 4:01 pm

Haha, yes, a definite pet peeve. So are single bathrooms for large restaurants and bathrooms with no exhaust fan.

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Aug 12, 2023 7:28 pm
Reply to eefyjig

No one is thinking of us when they design public washrooms.

Aug 13, 2023 12:41 am
Reply to SallyK


Aug 16, 2023 10:22 am
Reply to SallyK

I still want a Japanese ostomy sink and their lobbying power to have them installed in public washrooms in every country.

Aug 16, 2023 7:12 pm
Reply to Abefroman1969

That would be the cat's meow! 

Aug 26, 2023 5:31 pm
Reply to eefyjig

Do you know a company that sells very small cans of air freshener? Thanks.

Aug 26, 2023 5:51 pm
Reply to Killarney


Smells nice, goes right in the toilet beforehand but I also give an extra spritz after flushing.

Aug 26, 2023 10:15 pm
Reply to Killarney

Walmart, and if you want to mess with people's heads after you use public bathrooms it comes in apple pie and pumpkin spice. That should confuse the hell out of the next person using it.

Aug 26, 2023 11:52 pm
Reply to eefyjig

Thank you, young lady

Sep 17, 2023 8:31 am

And toilets that flush automatically... at the wrong time