Is that a new pouch you've got? (or do you always walk like that?)

Written by Dick O'Grady, former IA National Pouch Group Co-ordinator, this booklet talks to new pouch 'owners' about his and other people's experiences.

The booklet is designed to be an Insider's Companion, and might just help you during those first few weeks and help allay some of the worries that are so normal.

Subjects include:

  • Continued frequency and urgency going to the toilet
  • Soreness and itching around and just inside the back passage
  • Wind, feeling bloated, and noisy abdomen
  • The feeling of needing to clench the buttocks together when walking in order to prevent accidents