I have to change the bag every 3-5 days depending on if I’ve been in the water or not or done some more strenuous activities within the days prior. The only painful part is taking the tape off at the beginning, especially when you’re ripping the hair out…ouch! It’s impossible to judge when you’re not going to have output but surprisingly I haven’t had much trouble at all in that department. There is output from the stoma most every time you change it, but I haven’t had any problems with it. As you can see from the video it only takes me less than 10 minutes to change it. I have read other blogs and stories of people where they say it takes them hours to finally change it, and I just don’t see how that is possible to be honest. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the brand of supplies that I am using compared to theirs or what, but I have had zero trouble.
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Curtis is a young guy who developed a very rapid case of severe ulcerative colitis symptoms in early 2011. Shortly afterwards as when medications were failing to solve his problems, he had only one option left which was surgery, and he is hanging in there and doing great. Curtis is an expert soccer player and has his own line of T-Shirts he creates too.