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Question for the Pros...Cups????

 
This is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding.

Can any experinced users of cups provide me with thoughts on them? How they stay on? How they are used? Do them come in different stoma sizes wtc? And any place to get a sample of 1? Tell me all I beed to know....Would be interested in trying just for a break from the bag.. Thank you all for any input. Have a superfine say...stay strong smile on

Your Homie with a Stomie

Tracy

Ice
 

Never heard of this before but had me curious as I’m always up for a break from the bag. From what I could gather they are only meant to be worn while changing your bag and secured with a belt. I could be wrong as there wasn’t a lot of info. http://cspouchcovers.com/shop/products/stoma-cup/

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Never heard of them. 🤔

 

I made one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlt-aH2g4HE

 

Oh you Canucks are odd. 😂 I have no idea how it would give you a break from your bag but I can send one to ya from the good ol USA….Enjoy your Wednesday and the laugh you just had. 

Jme
 

Thanks for posting.  I have a relative that also has an ostomy and this might be a good product for her.

Axl
 

I could be wrong but I believe they are for short periods like taking a shower  without the appliance to stop any mess until you are ready to apply the new one, as you can see the volume just isn't there for much else.

Axl

 


xnine wrote:

I made one.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlt-aH2g4HE

Great idea!

 

Hi Homie,

I often wonder what the impact is to the area of skin, that is permanently covered by my appliance flange, particularly as it gets no natural air or light or vitamin D?

After showering daily and removing my used one piece (flange and pouch) I avoid replacing it for as long as possible, to enable the area under the flange to breath in some air. I stay in the bathroom and usually get a window of time of around 15 minutes, while my stoma is inactive and can carry on with grooming and clear up the bathroom etc, after which time the skin has died too!

Personally, for me, it's important that the area of skin beneath my appliance gets some air, and it maybe coincidence, however, the area does remain healthy.

I did discuss my changing routine with my stoma nurse and without knowing anything about cups (until your posting) and attempted to describe a contraption design that I had in mind, that would involve a small tray with elastic straps that could go around the waist and capture waste - she exclaimed enthusiastically, that what I was describing was a pelican bib.

Will

 


William15 wrote:

Hi Homie,

I often wonder what the impact is to the area of skin, that is permanently covered by my appliance flange, particularly as it gets no natural air or light or vitamin D?

After showering ...

I do the same, leave it off for as long as possible. I’ve had it off for over an hour while chatting with people on here. 🤭 

 

during showering without pouch i use toilet squares folded in half to catch any poop and if i miss some i pick it up with a toilet square and give the area i good blast with the shower. my toilet is near shower and handy to throw in the poop with paper wrap. after showering and while drying and until i put on new pouch i place a folded up square of sterile wipe over the stoma  which adheres pretty well as the skin is still damp.

showering with pouch i use a cut down thin hospital disposable type apron to cover the pouch and keep it from getting soaked and just wash area under the pouch carefully to avoid soaking the pouch. i just hang up apron in the shower to dry until i use it again.

 

Thank you all....great info...I also thought it was a short substitute for the bag....I do the same as many on shower day have a great shower and dry off and wait to reapply.... Thanxs again for all the comments much appreciated....Stay strong smile on and have a superfine day....

Homie with a Stomie 

Tracy

 


 This is what I do.  After taking everything off, I take a rectangle of press and seal, and put it over my stoma which has already been covered by a small piece of soft paper towel. Then I start to get ready for the shower, line up everything I need for my new appliance, for when I get out. And I put another piece of press and seal on the corner of the bathroom counter, and another piece of paper towel so they will be readily accessible. I put a small plastic container inside the shower, in case the stoma becomes active. I save old food takeout containers for this purpose. And since I’m paying attention, if I notice some thing starting I can just catch it in the container and dumped it in the toilet afterwards. I rarely have this happen though. Take off press and seal, then get in the shower and I let the shower hit the stoma and wash my skin off; I turn it to a more gentle setting if I I am using the hand held shower head. But I’m happy to have all of the chemicals washed off the area. My skin is staying healthy.
When I get out of the shower I dry off, pat around the stoma and then stick another piece of press and seal and paper towel over the stoma, and I leave the top section open for air, and ventilation of the area. That way when I’m cleaning up behind myself in the bathroom, or blow drying my hair or whatever, put my robe on and can walk around and let the skin air out and dry off. Sometimes for an hour, and my skin is very happy about this.

 

Hi Muna

Thanks for the feedback on your routine, please could you explain what press and seal is? I like the idea of putting a wate container in the shower, I'll definitely follow up on that. I have always wanted to go appliance free in the shower but never have because of the risk of waste discharge, now I have a solution!

Will

 


William15 wrote:

Hi Muna

Thanks for the feedback on your routine, please could you explain what press and seal is? I like the idea of putting a wate container in the shower, I'll definitely follow up on that. I ha...

I presume it’s this….I tried it in the shower at first, worthless for me, as was Saran Wrap to try and keep my bag dry. 

 

Hi Alex, thanks for pointing this out - over here it's called cling film.

Will

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