¬†Bill is right about irrigation but check with your doctors first. I irrigate every other day and thanks to that, I'm able to work and be back to my "normal" self. Bill, where do you get the "plugs", not in the U.S. of course. Would love to get a hold of them. Please let me know, thanks¬†
I get the stoma plugs through my supplier on prescription but they are manufactured by Coloplast. They have worked well and have the advantage of being porous and let the gas escape without noise or smell (they have a filter fitted)
Over the past year I have been experimenting with some of my own designed reusable plugs and they have been working reasonably well. However, I'm only using them at nights, when I am not particularly active as they have been made of plastic or metal and I'm not yet sure what that would do if I exerted myself too much or got into awkward positions.
The advangtage of DIY is that things can be tailor made to suit my own needs, which in this instance is to keep the hole open to let gas out and train the muscles not to close tight over the hole. At the present time, I would not recommend the this technique but once I have perfected the¬†prototypes and field-tested them during the day with normal activities, I will probably comment further.