Out in public, usually a little nervous about getting anything more then the soles of my shoes on those floors. Being here in the USofA, the public restrooms are typically set up with the longer toilet seats, and the seat is split towards the front, so I sit on the seat a bit farther back so the neck of the pouch has enough room to drain into the toilet.
And from the outside of the stall it looks normal, pants around the lower legs, etc...
Sometimes if the seat is a little scary looking, I will throw some toilet tissue into the toilet, and then squat a bit while standing in front of the toilet and aim for the tissue in the bowl. Again to try and prevent splashing. Splashing is bad/evil/no-good.
Hope that provides a few answers.
I have an ileostomy and in that 10 years I have found for me only sitting down works. Legs wide enough apart to allow space to work! I find this easiest I use Dansac Invent with Velcro fastener (every now and again and particularly when drunk I dropped the plastic clip down bowl, not fun fishing that back out) so once undone gravity normally takes care of the rest down front of bowl into bottom and no noise and as wborrelli said from outside all looks normal, this tends to be pretty clean, I always remain Conscious of ballooning so I properly do this every couple of hours if out so never huge output as things don't particularly happen for 3-4 hours after eating. Tried standing in past didn't work for me things seemed to go anywhere but intended place and crouching on holiday in Rome whilst drunk was the comedy of disasters that anyone sober could predict. Overall I find it is what it is I wish I could find a different way maybe aircraft loo style suction pipe. I did have to go for Midi size bag as small to small for me would burst seal alot and maxo was too big for me the midi seems to miss all vital organs so as to say whilst draining.
I use if sort of sqeeze method very similar to getting the last of the toothpaste out of the tube. My Pouch has cotton type cover either side i use finger to front thumb to rear sqeeze lightly and move this roller type motoion pushes contents down towards opening. Once stoma is fully healed you should get no real sensation and the stoma will not be harmed if you knock it.
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Awsome.......Slips inside your 2 piece setup......remove pouch....pull liner out....flush.....your pouch is still clean as a whistle...slip in another linner....& your done in a flash. Prolongs the use of your pouches and is so easy.
Only drawback.....they definately cannot go down the toilet if your on a septic system or leach line as they are not biodegradable. Rotor rooter guy doesn't recommend flushing either.......I've had no problem flushing em though.....so if thats a concern........keep some small plastic bags on hand....remove the liner.......empty like you would your pouch...but don't reuse it....place in plastic bag and dispose in trash....still fast...your pouch is still clean.......no more squeezing rinsing washing etc. Love it !!!!!!
I have gone through some self image and fashion issues (stoma location prevents wearing of hipster type jeans and borat style mankinis) and historically spent a number of hours in front of mirror agonizing over bulge etc. I am always aware of any bulging etc, however I kept a food and output diary and know when output is highest and due, so if I am doing presentations or so I plan my food intake if in a complete strange place. Since then I deal with this a little more in that I tend to empty my pouch when I need a pee so 3-4 times in working day so minimal output at any time I also found that I tried a few style trousers / suits and find twin pleated front don't reveal anything really and I have to wear a tie so its is always bright and patterned so creates a different visual point to anyone looking at me (this is for my own sanity I think) I am quite animated when talking so all in all I create enough self distraction to assure myself no-one notices. If I listened to all that tell me no-one notices in the first place. I have found that ensuring I keep my belly off does most to mask things, when I have over extended when calorie gaining the excess seems to enhance things a bit beyond my comfort zone. If you are still a little concerned a hernia type belt would hold all flat, not tried myself but I am sure some other members have, only heard good things on this. I found with my Illeostomy that for the first 3-4 months output and noise etc were greater and output less predictable, however things settled and I learned what food is for midweek and what is for a lazy weekend and I can control what and when. All the best.