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I have crohns disease and after a colectomy the staples came loose which left me with a ostomy bag that I have been told is temporary and my surgeon plans a reversal surgery in three to four months. I knew nothing about stomas or ostomy bags and I am learning by trial and error after brief instructions at the hospital. My daughter is getting married in a little over a month and I need to know how to best prepare for her wedding and reception. What do I eat and drink and when. I will be wearing a formal gown and I have purchased a stealth belt. How can I limit the intrusion of smells, noises and what is the best way to empty the bag in a public restaurant bathroom ifwhen it’s necessary.
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