Reply to Teebull
Hey, before you go away.............I'd like to better understand your issue.........in case I ever have to deal with something like that. So if you are using a ring with your barrier and still getting leaks..........where exactly is the leak occurring? Is your output getting in between the ring and your stoma and then getting under the ring...........or is it leaking through were your barrier and ring meet?
Because technically, if your stoma is sealed with the ring, and the ring is sealed to your barrier.......you don't really need any adhesive under your barrier, as long as it sticks to the ring. For example, when I got my revision a couple weeks ago now, they didn't have to move my stoma, just remove all the morphed mess of skin I had around it. Where everyone else has a 'rosebud', I didn't. The skin around my stoma melded with the stoma so there was no division between my stoma and my skin.......it just looked like my skin had a small hole in it. Yeah weird, I know. Doc says it happens to about 60% of ostomates......but who knows. Anyway, when the Doc cut away all that troubled skin around my stoma there was now a big gap around my stoma where all that ugly skin used to be. So he sliced and diced and pulled the skin in that area tight up to my stoma and stitched it. Think face lift on your abs. But now I got an incision about 4 or 5 inches long that runs from the bottom of my stoma down. And that means my ring and my barrier cover part of that incision. Not a big deal, except my incision got infected and made a real mess. Now I need to let the incision drain, but I also need to cover the top part of it with my ring and barrier, or my output would flow right into my incision.......which would not make Bob a happy camper. The infection caused my skin on both sides of the incision to swell and lift, so I popped most of the stitches the good Doc put in, and the whole thing is one uneven mess.
So because I need access to the incision to wick out the puss and garbage the infection generates.......but also have to seal my stoma to keep my crap out of my incision.........I cut off the bottom of the barrier, leaving just enough material to cover the ring on the bottom. So the bandage part of the barrier, with the adhesive on it is now gone on the bottom part of the barrier. The only thing holding it all to me is the barrier ring's adhesion to both my skin and the barrier. And I've not had one leak yet and I've worn it as long as 4 days. Could have kept going, but wanted to give my skin a break and really clean the top of the incision. So if I can get my barrier to seal on the really uneven skin of my incision.......I'm thinking you could too. Lately I've been squirting a dab of Adapt paste right at the intersection of the stoma and my incision, but that's just for piece of mind at this point. I don't even wear a belt!
I'd post a pic of my incision and how I do all this.........but I think people would lose their lunch if they looked, as it's not pretty. But it works. So unless you have some really huge changes in the topography of your skin..........I'm not understanding why it won't work for you. But it depends where you actually get your leak.............which is why I'm curious.