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High Volume and SLEEP!

Posted by Tickpol , on Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:38 am

A few days ago I received some samples tailored for my situation from Coloplast. Due to my volume I usually have to get up and empty at least 4 times a night. Last night I emptied twice. 

What I received were samples from their Sensura Mio line. It included a barrier, a ring, and 2 pouches. One pouch is normal sized and the other pouch reaches down to mid-thigh. Basically I I clicked and rinsed out the smaller pouch and clicked in the bigger pouch before I went to bed. 

I thought it would be uncomfortable or ungainly to have such a large pouch in bed. It's big enough to hold over a liter of output. 

I'm switching over from Holister to Coloplast. I just received my shipment of Holister gear and I'm going to exchange it for the Coloplast. When I gave my feedback to Coloplast they volunteered to send me more gear to tide me over until my order is replaced. 

Coloplast must really be making a play for market dominance. 


I'm having trouble uploading images so that will have to wait for later.

Dave

Reply by lovely, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:05 pm

Happy for you getting help. Thanks for sharing the information It will probally help others.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:20 pm

I love Coloplast. Well, I love almost all about the Coloplast system except the click system for the two piece appliance and it a game changer for me. Can't stand it! Love everything else about them though. One day I hope to come back to them when they change that. Not until. Glad they have something for you guys to use. We all need our sleep! 

Puppy



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Reply by britathrt60, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 pm

It's great that you have had help from Coloplast ..hope it works out for you .

Ange 

Reply by newyorktorque, on Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:18 pm

Hey ticpol.  I've been using Coloplast almost the entire time of my ostomy.  When I was in a nursing home they only had convatec but I like coloplasts flexibility for me anyway.  Glad to hear they're helping you out as well.  

Reply by w30bob, on Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:23 pm

Yo Tickster,

 Thanks for the line on the jumbo bag.....it might come in useful someday.  For me I'm so used to only sleeping an hour or three that I kinda like it.  I sure get a lot more done than when I slept 7-8 hours a day.  I was toying with the idea of ostomy bag underwear for us high output types.  Got to making a few tryies at prototypes, but sitting down fast continues to present a challenge.  Maybe if I honeycomb or compartmentalize it........like the Titanic.  Anyway, thanks for the heads-up.

regards,

bob

Reply by Tickpol , on Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:20 pm

 

Puppyluv56 wrote:

I love Coloplast. Well, I love almost all about the Coloplast system except the click system for the two piece appliance and it a game changer for me. Can't stand it! Love everything else about them though. One day I hope to come back to them when they change that. Not until. Glad they have something for you guys to use. We all need our sleep! 

Puppy


I didn't think I'd like the click system but I haven't found it any harder to use than Holisters tupperware style connection.  Today I'm trying Coloplast's adhesive style barrier and pouch.  Figured I'd try it on a day I know I'd be home.  I'm doing house cleaning so with all the bending and such, if it's going to fail then today's the day I'd find out.

 

For those folks in the Baltimore region, John's Hopkins is looking for volunteers for a study of ostomy supplies.  I don't know much about it and the contact hasn't called me back so that's all I really know now.

 

Dave

Reply by w30bob, on Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:44 pm

Hi Dave,

  Keep me in the loop on the Hopkins thing.  I don't get up there much these days, with the city a homicidal mess and really nothing new to tell the Docs I just don't have any reason to go.  But I'm curios what they're up to.

 

thanks,

bob

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