I have a question concerning irrigation. Is it something recommended for colostomy recipients. It takes things forever to process through for me. I am in the hospital every couple of months because I get really sick. I either have little output or its all liquid when it happens. When my stomach is being weird it causes me to bare down like I am having a BM, it causes me to throw up, nothing but really dark green stuff and I feel like I am going to have an accident on myself because it is forcing me to bare down. It causes me to sweat really bad and causes my chest to feel a little cold. It's a scary feeling. They admit me for a week or so, check for blockages and such and send me home till the next time. No one can tell me what's wrong so I can't fix it. I can't hold a job anymore because everything is so unpredictable. When things are sort of normal the consistency is solid or mushy like a paste. Can anyone tell me if they have experienced this, what it might be and how to fix it, so I can go back to my life. I am a Professional Counselor by career and because I can't work, my clients have to be referred out or wait till I am better. Neither one of those solutions are good for them and it makes me hurt for them. So any ideas and solutions you guys can provide is much appreciated. Also, with what I have is irrigation a better route for me to stop the problem in its tracks. What is irrigation, how does it work, how often do I need to do it and finally, if I do it will I still need a bag?
Thanks in advance,