| AlexT wrote:
Ok. How are these 2 piece systems for a person that has to move a lot. As in bending, stooping,kneeling, climbing up and down on a ladder, etc?
I'm active in every way you listed, plus I nordic walk, and hike with a light - 16-20 lb - pack. I'm aiming for 5 miles but until I switched couldn't get past one or two miles before sweating and twisting caused the disk to fail. One-piece pouches failed every time. I switched to two-piece and again, failure. I absolutely could not get a strong lasting seal. I got soooooo frustrated, then depressed. When my primary care doctor sent me to an ostomy nurse practitioner. I walked in crying, no joke.
She fitted me with a Coloplast convex sensura mio drainable 2 piece with a lockring, and increased the thickness of the Hollister Adapt CeraRing. Also, instead of putting the ring up against the stoma like I'd been doing, she put it on the convex wafer, then made SURE my skin was super-dry before sticking the wafer down. She used pieces of another ring to fill the scar-tunnel that with movement had been causing the seals to fail. Then she added ring extender tape around the wafer, and an elastic belt to make sure nothing shifts.
Problems solved! I went oit and hiked 2.5 miles of sweaty hills, not a leak at any point! That was 2 months and many miles of hiking, shifting boxes, step climbing and twisting, and haven't suffered the first failure. Great!! Easy to empty on trail, and longer lasting, too. Definitely - try it!