Right. I am now showering "as is" now, with the entire appliance. I was reacting to the first information I'd learned from videos on YouTube. Many tell of a need to keep the appliance from getting wet. I think it's mainly to keep the Skin Barrier from getting too wet too soon and necessitating change due seal deterioration. This is what happens when showering. But, it seems to take a few days and by that time it's probably time for a new one.
I notice some replies to this thread seem to not understand my question. They seem confused that I am confused. I do not have right now, a "normal" stoma which protrudes. Mine is recessed and the wound is still healing. And, because this is new territory for me, I was (was) extremely concerned of getting water into the recess. (See pic).
But, much has changed now. I finally had my first appointment with my Stoma RN. And he learned me a lot. I'd been using the wrong appliance for my ostomy. And I was not taught tye details. The hospital only shows you the basics. Between the time after discharge and the first stoma nurse visit, the Home Health Care Nurse is supposed to show and teach all about my alliance, diet, care, etc.. But, as I learned, this "3rd Party" did not care about me as much as bilking my insurance. And all I learned yesterday was new. That company, Absolute, will be discharged.