That’s actually one of the perks of having an ostomy is that you no longer have to deal with the embarrassment of accidentally letting one slip.
However, like everyone else who still has a colon and a normal digestive tract, we still have to let out the gas at some point. And just like non-colonless people, it’s not always quiet.
My deadline I give myself is 1 1/2 hours before bedtime, but really that’s still cutting it close.
I truly prefer to be finished eating more like 2 1/2 hours before heading to bed, with perhaps a small snack shortly beforehand, because this can get your digestive tract moving and you can actually go ahead and get some of it emptied out before bed.
But even then, it was mostly just the bag filling up and not that it was making noise.
On occasion, it could get to the point where it causes a problem, such as causing a leak or even pulling the bag off of you.This is why it’s important to watch what you eat prior to bed.So you should be cautious beans, broccoli, starchy breads and pastas, and especially soft drinks.And you just have to learn to roll with it and to laugh it off, if need be.The plus side is that it will happen to you much less often than your colon-filled friends (especially in the bathroom). Have you had any funny and/or embarrassing instances of passing gas? The Spy Movie, Crime, Mystery and other assorted pulse racers can be found here. There was also Amicus, Tygon, Tyburn and others that came and went.And I will say that out of the 2 1/2 years that I’ve been living with an ostomy, this has only happened a handful of times, so don’t let it worry you too much.There are, however, two instances (that I have found) where it does happen more frequently. For the first few weeks, as my body was adjusting to the new ostomy, I had a lot more gas then I have now.Also, you won’t want to do this in any sort of public setting because you will be releasing a pretty potent cloud of gas that you can only blame on the dog so many times. I fully realize this is a major concern for people who have an ostomy or are considering getting one.But hopefully I can alleviate your fears by saying that, in my experience, nearly all of the time it is quiet.