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Seven days on one port as usual.

Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:56 pm
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Hi, I'm not here to advertise any product.  But since getting a melon sized  hernia and switching product lines, I find myself from changing ports and bags every other or third day to now often seven days and tomorrow will be my eighth on this one port.  I do change bags out of convenience when severe pancaking occurs and it's just a pain to rinse out which I normally do to my bag. (Just a personal preference), but that is not often.  I never could have believed that anyone could last 7 days without a major blowout but I'm living proof.  Is it the hernia curvatures or the product line?  Please share your thoughts.  I am purposely withholding product info for right now because I'm interested in your experiences rather than a product discussion just at first.  Plenty of time for a full disclosure soon. 

Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:25 am

I usually change my bag every 4 days but have gone 7 days before without issues. 

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Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:50 am

I went 8 days last week.  When I changed I saw no seepage.  I use the Sensura Mio Click with a wafer.  I was home and didn't have to worry about a surprise blow out.  This week after 4 days I had a "feeling" that I should change.  I saw that oozing under the wafer had started.  If I had went to work I probably would have had a incident later that day.  Trust your feelings, especially if insurance is paying for supplies.  


Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:50 am

I wish ... three days is my cycle and never been more. I do have some other products to test drive though .........

Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:27 am

Lol ...and I thought from the subject that you were talking about a cruise being at port for 7 days !!!

Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:50 pm

I change bags every seven days. I am very lucky that I have had no problems.


Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:57 pm

Little Lulu wrote:

I change bags every seven days. I am very lucky that I have had no problems.


It took me 5 years and many blowouts before I found the right appliances.  Good for you!  We are a rarity.

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