good morning Idaho! I see this june, 2019 you had your surgery and the whole shebang installed. Leaks are a very hot topic. everyone here has great advice about stopping the leaks. for me however , like you dealing with blow outs was very upsetting. at night it balloned- due to gas-- like a nerf football. had to sleep on back.. boy oh boy. wasnt fun at all.. but only one thing saved me from future leaks. coloplast makes this half moon strip adhesives . like big letter "C"... half moon....use two to complete the circle around your waffer.. making sure some of the strip actually touches the wafter and the other half your skin. this has been my resolve. i didn't have to change wafers altho, they do make curved type wafers which also help reduce the leakage.
you see with this type of curved wafter, there is better adhesion. I have used an accordian type waffer which really helps alot because .. one part curves to the body while the other simply hangs free to move around not effecting the waffer adhesion at all..
if you view my profile, just scroll to bottom for part numbers. again this works for me. no pasteing.. never tape. its useless. these strips are amazing. a simple fix and coloplase with send u samples free. i gather you use a two piece system with drainable pouch. you need to elborate more on that, if this is true.. whats yur system,? who have u tried?
i also find they are water proof in the shower... altho soaking yourself as one bathes, hmm. could weaken the adhesive but have not tried bathing. i believe if you were to use this system you'd get more life out of your waffer.. i get about a week if i am not too physical. it always blew out near the side of the navel.. no place else. not anymore.
also, ther are these tiny pop off valaves available. they stick to the pouch on top... but u need to cut a tiny hole in the pouch. dont worry the valve is made by 3M and it seals fine. this plastic pop valve enables u to burp, releive gas in the bag without actually prying apart the two peices..to burp it. the valve is faster but im sorry the smell is still there.
these two items work for me and i recommend them 100 %. others will chime in with their ideas about eating proper foods, liquids. yes that helps.. i eat everything tho without any worries. a good full week and i sleep a bit better knowing i am secure down there. of course there is those middle of the night runs to bathroom. to exhaust the bag!! some folks will say the charcoal type pouches help and others will say they are useless becuase if they get wet, they dont function. so imagine laying down and u got liquid output?? the filter just wont work to allow the bag to breathe..
lotsa trial and error. hope this helps. good luck and welcome.