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Has anyone seen these trio-pearls

Posted by lovely, on Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:07 pm

https://trioostomycare.us/project/trio-pearls/ I saw this online and wonder if those of you who have illostomy have seen these. They offer samples. I think they are a little expense, but if you use them for special ocassions or at night may be worth it. There is also a video down the page. Anyway check it out if you are interested.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:20 pm

Never heard of them but sound interesting. I have tried many things that say they work but do not. Did you request samples? May just be the first thing that really works! Let us know. 
Pup

Reply by w30bob, on Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:55 pm

Hmmmm...........now why have I never heard of them either?  Actually I'm not even aware of the other jelling products mentioned in the video.  This is the kind of stuff that bugs the shit out of me.  I've been dealing with high output since I got my ostomy a little over 5 years ago.  I've talked to ostomy nurses at major teaching hospitals (Hopkins, Georgetown, Washington Hospital Center, etc) as well as been to ostomy clinics, etc.............an no one has ever mentioned such a product to me.  I was actually looking into such "things" because I didn't know these products even existed.  I've been talking to my engineering buddies at NASA and both the Army and Air Force research labs to see what's current on how to vaporize or get rid of water instantly.  Turns out the NASA guys want to recycle water, not get rid of it and the military guys don't have a need for what I'm looking for.  My next avenue of pursuit was going to be flood damage management.  But it seems I've been beaten to the punch by these Pearls.  I wonder what other interesting and possibly helpful ostomy products are out there that no one I've spoken to has bothered to make me aware of.  Thanks Lovely for posting this..........I need to check it out.

regards,

bob

 

PS   In case anyone is wondering what these Pearls cost I looked it up. Amazon sells them in a container of 100 packets for $37.  So if you use 3 a day you get a month's worth for a little over a dollar a day.  That's not bad, all things considered.  For someone like me who can have a REALLY high liquid output (depending on what I eat/drink) sometimes I'd be emptying my bag before the stuff had a chance to actually work, so they're not ideal for me for those situations. But for times when I go out to diner or am doing something where I'm actively trying to control my output these might be a really good idea.  

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:26 pm
w30bob wrote:

Hmmmm...........now why have I never heard of them either?  Actually I'm not even aware of the other jelling products mentioned in the video.  This is the kind of stuff that bugs the shit out of me.  I've been dealing with high output since I got my ostomy a little over 5 years ago.  I've talked to ostomy nurses at major teaching hospitals (Hopkins, Georgetown, Washington Hospital Center, etc) as well as been to ostomy clinics, etc.............an no one has ever mentioned such a product to me.  I was actually looking into such "things" because I didn't know these products even existed.  I've been talking to my engineering buddies at NASA and both the Army and Air Force research labs to see what's current on how to vaporize or get rid of water instantly.  Turns out the NASA guys want to recycle water, not get rid of it and the military guys don't have a need for what I'm looking for.  My next avenue of pursuit was going to be flood damage management.  But it seems I've been beaten to the punch by these Pearls.  I wonder what other interesting and possibly helpful ostomy products are out there that no one I've spoken to has bothered to make me aware of.  Thanks Lovely for posting this..........I need to check it out.

regards,

bob

 

PS   In case anyone is wondering what these Pearls cost I looked it up. Amazon sells them in a container of 100 packets for $37.  So if you use 3 a day you get a month's worth for a little over a dollar a day.  That's not bad, all things considered.  For someone like me who can have a REALLY high liquid output (depending on what I eat/drink) sometimes I'd be emptying my bag before the stuff had a chance to actually work, so they're not ideal for me for those situations. But for times when I go out to diner or am doing something where I'm actively trying to control my output these might be a really good idea.  

I have a bottle of Smelleze. It is for odor elimination but it absorbs liquid to form a gel. I used it a little when I first had surgery because of the watery output. Not sure what I paid for it but I ordered from Amazon. I have almost the whole bottle left so not sure if it worked or output became solid. I was trying it for the odor elimination, not the absorbing quality. May want to try it too. It is a big bottle of granules. You choose how much to use.  Lot cheaper than Pearls but may not work the same. Who knows Bob, but it is out there! 
I did notice Pearls said that their product was the only gelling product that was not black. I am confused because Smelleze is yellow. Could be the are in different categories. Call out the Marines and

keep us posted!

Puppyluv

Reply by PETey.13, on Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:08 pm

I use Coloplast Diamonds. Yes, pricey, but very effective. About $42 for a jar of 100 sachets. Not covered by insurance, so stink is not something to worry about. =¢(

Reply by lovely, on Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

Never heard of them but sound interesting. I have tried many things that say they work but do not. Did you request samples? May just be the first thing that really works! Let us know. 
Pup

 

Hi Pup I have a colostomy so I don't need them. I just saw them and thought of several of you who have said you have a lot of watery output. Like I said they may be helpful at night or special events. So if they are giving samples it would be worth a try.

 



Reply by britathrt60, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:58 am

Hi PETey .. Do you just put one sachet in your bag each time you empty?

Ange

 

Reply by lovely, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:39 am
britathrt60 wrote:

Hi PETey .. Do you just put one sachet in your bag each time you empty?

Ange

 

 

Hi Ange, the link I posted has a video that shows how they work and he uses just one. The one PETey posted about may be different.



Reply by Cplumber, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:58 am

Good places to find new products is:

the Phoenix magazine 

and the ostomy conventions 

monthly UOA meetings

Reply by Bill, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:01 am

Hello Bob. 

I have great respect for folks who venture out and look for their own solutions to problems.

I do not have the problem of liquid output, but if I did, the first option that I would try would be the same stuff that I use in my hanging baskets for absorbing moisture. It comes in a cup-sized container and I get it from my local garden centre. (The crystals absorb the water and expand into a gel.)

The second thing that I might try is the wadding in the incontinence pads, which also absorbs liquid and I have always suspected contains much the same water absorbant gel as the one mentioned above. For the past couple of years I have lined my hanging baskets with inco pads and it works brilliantly! 

Just a thought!

Best wishes

Bill 

 


w30bob wrote:

Hmmmm...........now why have I never heard of them either?  Actually I'm not even aware of the other jelling products mentioned in the video.  This is the kind of stuff that bugs the shit out of me.  I've been dealing with high output since I got my ostomy a little over 5 years ago.  I've talked to ostomy nurses at major teaching hospitals (Hopkins, Georgetown, Washington Hospital Center, etc) as well as been to ostomy clinics, etc.............an no one has ever mentioned such a product to me.  I was actually looking into such "things" because I didn't know these products even existed.  I've been talking to my engineering buddies at NASA and both the Army and Air Force research labs to see what's current on how to vaporize or get rid of water instantly.  Turns out the NASA guys want to recycle water, not get rid of it and the military guys don't have a need for what I'm looking for.  My next avenue of pursuit was going to be flood damage management.  But it seems I've been beaten to the punch by these Pearls.  I wonder what other interesting and possibly helpful ostomy products are out there that no one I've spoken to has bothered to make me aware of.  Thanks Lovely for posting this..........I need to check it out.

regards,

bob

 

PS   In case anyone is wondering what these Pearls cost I looked it up. Amazon sells them in a container of 100 packets for $37.  So if you use 3 a day you get a month's worth for a little over a dollar a day.  That's not bad, all things considered.  For someone like me who can have a REALLY high liquid output (depending on what I eat/drink) sometimes I'd be emptying my bag before the stuff had a chance to actually work, so they're not ideal for me for those situations. But for times when I go out to diner or am doing something where I'm actively trying to control my output these might be a really good idea.  



Reply by Daanders, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:01 pm

I used Convatec Diamonds gell. I pay 89.95 plus taxes in manitoba.

 

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Daanders wrote:

I used Convatec Diamonds gell. I pay 89.95 plus taxes in manitoba.

 


Wow, that sounds really expensive! I know things are more costly up there than in the US. They work well huh? Imagine they would to pay that much for them! 
Puppyluv

Reply by Daanders, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:03 pm

I just tried it afew times. Yes they did. At that prices ,I don't wanted to use alot.

 

Reply by PETey.13, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:26 pm
britathrt60 wrote:

Hi PETey .. Do you just put one sachet in your bag each time you empty?

Ange

 

Ange, Not everytime. I use one after lunch and then one after dinner.

Reply by lovely, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Daanders wrote:

I used Convatec Diamonds gell. I pay 89.95 plus taxes in manitoba.

 

 

 Hi Daanders, that is very expenesive, have you looked at the link I shared? They are about half the cost of the ones you use.



Reply by Daanders, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:28 pm

Yes Lovely I did check your like. Its in American prices. With the value of our dollar and shipping it wouldn't be much difference.

 

Reply by Tickpol , on Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:33 pm

I guess if smell is an issue I'd go with Hollister M9 odor eliminator ($14.49/bottle).  four to twelve drops each empty so a 8 oz bottle lasts almost a year.

 

I load a syringe with it so it's easy to take to the bathroom inconspcuously.  I have about a hundred spare syringes so if you try it and decide a syringe would help let me know.

 

As for the gel all I can see it doing is eliminating the sloshing sounds.  I can't see it really helping with reducing the need to empty at night; volume is volume.

 

Dave

 

Reply by Daanders, on Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Tickpol wrote:

I guess if smell is an issue I'd go with Hollister M9 odor eliminator ($14.49/bottle).  four to twelve drops each empty so a 8 oz bottle lasts almost a year.

 

I load a syringe with it so it's easy to take to the bathroom inconspcuously.  I have about a hundred spare syringes so if you try it and decide a syringe would help let me know.

 

As for the gel all I can see it doing is eliminating the sloshing sounds.  I can't see it really helping with reducing the need to empty at night; volume is volume.

 

Dave

 


It's a gel, does thicken 

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