So here I am talking about maybe extending my barrier change to 3 (or even 4) days because things are going so well in terms of no leaks or blowouts.......and guess what? Yup........I just casually glanced at my barrier this morning (after changing it yesterday) thinking everything is perfect........and there, in the area where I used to have problems (on the short side where I have to cut the barrier opening right up to the max cut line)....I see a little dark stain on the barrier bandage material right next to the plastic ring the bag mounts to. At first, I thought it's just a smudge of dirt, since I got pretty dirty yesterday cutting up fallen trees. And I almost convinced myself that's what it was. But I came back and looked at it again, knowing my morning window to change my barrier was quickly shrinking. Then, weighing the odds that it was a leak vs just my imagination........I decided to change the barrier just to be safe. And yup.....it was a leak. SON OF A BITCH! No obvious reason other than the ring seems to have migrated a bit away from the stoma hole I cut in my barrier......but nothing earth-shattering. So now I have to figure out if it was the repeated dunkings in the pool, me sweating my ass off in between dips in the pool...or maybe I rolled on it while I was getting my 3 hours of sleep......or totally something else. But just as I was getting really confident that stopping the use of ostomy powder was making the adhesion of my barrier lightyears better.........Holy Cow Turds Batman.....I'm back to square one! I was even thinking of trying a non-convex barrier to make it less visible under my shirt now that summer is here..........what was I thinking?? So lesson learned.......from now on whenever things are going well.........I'm not telling anyone. I'm just gonna keep it to myself. SON OF A BITCH......am I pissed! Oh, think I said that already. My bad. What a way to start the week! Thanks for listening..........rant over. Got to go kick the damn dog................ERRRRR!
PS Just kidding about the pooch! She's sitting here looking at me like "don't look at me dickhead.....you did it, not me"