Results of Test Drive of New Sample

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Justbreathe
Oct 13, 2023 8:29 pm

 

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In an effort to find my perfect appliance, I request free samples from time to time. This is a personal critique on what I currently use and my latest test drive samples.

A = CONVATEC 22771 is the product that works best for me so far.

Things I like include:

Plus side + Have worn for just over 2-1/2 years with no leakage. I occasionally experience a little seepage around my parastomal skin due to pilot error of not snugging up the wax ring close enough to the stoma.

Plus side + Fits flat - no bulk

Plus side + Simple to use

Plus side + Lightweight

Plus side + Clear visual so I can observe the daily health of my stoma, watch for anything unusual like blood or items not breaking down such as a whole pill or food items.

Plus side + The backside against my skin is a material which washes and dries easily on days I do not remove the pouch for showers


Things I disliked:

Downside - Crinkle noise is unnerving

Downside - Soft “out-spout” must be closed with a clip (it is failproof though)

 

LATEST “TEST DRIVE” SAMPLES

B = CONVATEC 416976 - fail (also tried CONVATEC 416975 - failed)

Things I liked:

Plus side + This model has a clear front

Plus side + Is less noisy

Plus side + Velcro closure with firm plastic “spout out”

Plus side + Simple to use


Things I disliked:

Downside - Both models leaked in the same area on the “spout out” within 4 hours of wearing - leak soiled surrounding material on the bag

Downside - Weight - too much material, this could be due to plastic rings on each side to support a belt which I do not need - has a plastic support band around to support the rings so the pouch is heavier

Downside - Model 416976 did not have a clear front, it's all material covered


                                                 Bottom line:

LEAKS ARE A DEAL BREAKER - NO CAN DO SO I WILL STICK WITH A

 

SallyK
Oct 13, 2023 9:57 pm

Thanks for all the info! 🤓

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gentlejohn
Oct 14, 2023 3:49 pm

Excellent review. User reviews are helpful. One thing I have learned myself and from others: if you have a system that is working for you, don't change.