Hi,i had a temp illeostomy for 14 months , now i awaiting my permanant colostomy . I am super into body cleanlinness and wanted to share a very simple tip that i found SOO helpful when i had my illeostomy, perhaps it will help someone. I worked as a nurse assistant for this gentleman that had a illeostomy and he had this water sprayer hooked up to the side of his toilet,that he would spray/rinse his bag evertime after emptying. 5 years later i got my illeostomy and from the idea i got from this guy i would bring a large empty water bottle with me in my big purse and before i would empty my bag i would fill the bottle up,empty the waste and then pour some water in swish it around, massage it and lift up the end of the pouch to get up to the top of the pouch ,i would repeat this 3 times (there was enough water in the big bottle for 3 rinses),then i would shake out the excess water and dry the endof the pouch.i also wore a pouch that was transparent on the side faceing out so i would know that i got it clean.i cant image having stool reside. btw i NEVER had a leak once in 14 months.does anyone have any tips for a colostomy?