Carry Post-it Sticky Notes with You

Mar 10, 2024 5:26 pm

Carry Post-it sticky notes with you in case you have to use a public toilet that is automatic. That way, you can cover the sensor up with the sticky note, and the toilet isn't flushing the whole time you are emptying your ostomy.

Mar 10, 2024 5:46 pm

That's a neat trick. I hate those auto toilets. Thanks.

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Mar 10, 2024 7:20 pm

My work has recently installed those. At first, I would forget. Line the bowl with toilet paper, step back to undo my bag drain... and whoosh... my liner is down the drain. Dammit!

So now I grab a paper towel and drape it over the sensor.

I like the "post-it" note idea. It will be fun leaving it on the sensor for the next guest.

Morning glory
Mar 10, 2024 7:51 pm

Good idea, thanks for passing it on.

Mar 10, 2024 9:24 pm

You know who else this is a good idea for? People with young children... I seem to be in the minority with kids still at home, but some little kids really flip out with the auto flush. My daughter thought I was the devil incarnate once when I moved my hand away from the sensor too early. This would've helped me so much when mine were younger. I'm going to share this with family/friends with littles. They'll think I'm a genius but don't worry, I'll give you credit. :)

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Mar 10, 2024 11:05 pm

What a great idea!  

The automatic flush loos are not as common down here (except at the airports). 

Will never forget the first time I used an automatic flush, many years before I had an ostomy, on the way home to Oz after visiting a friend in DC, at Dulles airport - with the same friend who insisted on me trying the kung pao chicken at a dodgy Chinese restaurant the night before - we both had to make a mad dash from the carpark before I could even check my luggage. When I heard (and felt) the whoosh from the flush, I thought WTF (or back then maybe WTH!), and on subsequent flushes thought, is this a bidet because my backside is getting a thorough cleaning! 😮

We did have a laugh about it afterwards (once the effects of the dodgy chicken had left the system/?cistern)! 😂🤣

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Mar 11, 2024 12:03 am

Brilliant! I will use this for sure, thanks!


Mar 12, 2024 11:36 pm

Oh gosh, so glad you posted this! I usually step away, far away lol, but this is a much better idea!

Mar 14, 2024 3:09 am

Sheer genius! Thanks for that tip!

Mar 17, 2024 1:49 am
Reply to Beachboy

Just leave a nice note behind!

Mar 17, 2024 4:10 pm

You can also just lay a piece of toilet paper over the flushing mechanism to prevent the flush.

Mar 17, 2024 6:22 pm

Bubble gum... a thick, fat wad of it. No one will touch that shit.

May 31, 2024 3:20 pm

Aha! Thank you! I haven't had that experience yet but have thought/worried about it. Post-its are easier to carry than the tape I've been stuffing in my bag.