I have received such great solutions from the members. Thank you!
Now...I have had my ostomy for about 23 months. It began in size as a narrow recessed 3/4" slit. Since then it has slowly grown to the point my 'cut to fit' Hollister soft convex barrier is now being cut almost to the limit. That is 1-1/2" but not a perfect circle. Still, with the convexity is it advisable to go up in size to the 2"? Or is this too unusual to ignore? Since receiving my stoma except for the first couple weeks of coming home I have not sought any professional advise nor has any professional advise been offered. I've relied on information from this site and the internet to care for myself. I measure the stoma size and shape with every barrier change. The size has steadily increased incrementally, not suddenly.
I cut my opening very carefully and have no issues with wear or leaking. I'm getting 5 to 7 days wear with no problems at all so everything is working satisfactorily.
Has anyone experienced a similar steady stoma growth and changed barrier size?