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Hi Lee Ann,  I have an ileostomy so my output is always soft or even watery. Pancaking can be a real challenge when my output thickens. I find the only thing that helps is to manually press under the appliance seal while pushing/rolling on... (5 hours ago)
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Topic: Colostomy help
CB,  I found that I was allergic to several wafer adhesives, as well. I ended up using a very light layer of Cortizone 10 directly to the adhesive. It has worked well for over five years. You may need a little more at first, but spread it ... (5 hours ago)
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Topic: Adhesive allergies
I have been allergic to all adhesives since having ostomy surgery 6 years ago. I recently discovered a new product from Hollister called "CeraPlus." Its been a lifesaver! It's the only product I'm not allergic to, and the wafer stays on for almo... (6 hours ago)
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Topic: Adhesive allergies
hi all i got my ileo at 34  and i am now 64 so it gave me 30 pretty good years so far and i dont see any end in sight, knock on wood, as far as health goes. (13 hours ago)
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Topic: Life expectancy after ostomy
Hi Heidi! When I take 2 anti-diarreha a day I don't pancake, but I feel I shouldn't have to do that?! I have no stomach issues with anything I eat, maybe I just need to add more fiber or rice daily so the stool is firmer rather than pancake. No... (13 hours ago)
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Topic: Colostomy help
I have diverticulitis and I perforated the colon which resulted in emergency surgery. They took a little more than a foot of colon out. I have heard of irrigation but haven't tried it nor do I know how to. I have an appointment with a Gastro tom... (13 hours ago)
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Topic: Colostomy help
I take the approach that according to statistics the average life expectancy for males is around 75. In order for me to reach that and because some will live longer (as will I) others will have to pass on at an earlier age...... ....Of course t... (18 hours ago)
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Topic: Life expectancy after ostomy
Hi Lee Ann, I can relate to the itching and burning. It is miserable. Torbot liquid bonding cement is the only product that seems to work for me. It provides a barrier between your skin and the appliance.  I ordered it from Edgepark,and you... (one day ago)
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Topic: Colostomy help
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Cuppatears, hang in there. I began irrigation about a month after surgery. There are plenty of videos online to explain the procedure. You could also consult an ostomy nurse. It adds about an hour to my routine but it gives me the freedom of not... (September 3rd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
p.s. how could I forget to mention the neuropathy! Doc said it could last months or years. I said, it's already been months so I guess it will be years!!! Thought maybe the way I applied the rig caused the problems (remedied pancaking finally),... (September 3rd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Hello All,Was just musing to myself today gee, maybe I've gotten the right equipment (pouch/flange/tape) combination, haven't had a blowout in weeks. Well the count begins anew because out of the blue, 3-day old rig was blown apart by something ... (September 3rd, 2015)
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Blog: Why this? Why now?
Dear Chachacha.Can I endorse all that Bill has said, so I won't repeat it. Like Bill, I cannot imagine life without irrigating. I have a lifestyle where for most of the day, I completely forget that I'm incontinent. Like you I had a torrid time ... (September 2nd, 2015)
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Blog: Body Posture.
Well tomorrow morning I go to the hospital for a gastrostomy. I will b there at least overnight maybe longer or go to rehab to work on walking as its been been very hard for me to walk on such little weight, down to 141 now.I hope whoever goes t... (September 2nd, 2015)
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I second those sentiments! Best wishesBill (September 2nd, 2015)
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