not everyone is always so keen on making a manual manipulation even if its through the bag. even with some sort of lubricant, sometimes it's unavoidable otherwise prepare for the eventual breach.
|Are you saying the baby oil created a leak path in the wafer? The Vaseline is a great idea. Thanks. Rod|
Hi ....yeah, for me it did. Baby oil does work for a lot of people it seems, but I'm just one of the few who had probs with it....any liquid oil lifts up my tape it seems, no matter how careful I am....the vaseline made it all sooooo much easier and it never lifted nor oiled up nor weakened the barrier nor tape........great stuff........
Nothin' sticks to vaseline lol and it seems to last longer inside the pouch........Vaseline is kinda like Duct tape, it's good for so many things lol, heck it's even great for greasing up a metal bird feeder pole so squirrels can't climb up it to get the bird seed.........(this is way off subject I know but I cannot help mention it because there is an ongoing prank one of my girlfriends has been pulling and caught on film regarding a persistent squirrel and his seemingly endless attempts to make it to the bird feeder, but now that it's greased with something that cannot harm him, he leaps.......he spins .....he rotates..... he slides forever downward.....just like a little Fireman down the metal pole.....all four legs wrapped around tight.....and he tries time, after time to no avail, but now we think he does it simply out of fun ...... it's been nearly a month since she Vaselined the heck out of that metal bird feeder pole and it still works LOL!!!) .......we tease about writing a book "100 Uses for Vaseline" HA!! Including preventing wasp nests or hives to stick to homes, prevents big wolf spiders from webbing across the house and garage eves, ...and at least 96 other things hehee........so yup......even helps inside an osty pouch to make things slide with ease
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1) A q-tip, through the flange end, easily directs the pancake over the flange lip and down towards the drain-hole. Takes about a minute, but carry something to wrap around the used q-tip before tossing it in the trash.
2) The heart of the pancake effect is appears to be the need for more moisture in the stool. I.E. drink more liquid, more often. Check your literature for other foods that will aborb moisture. An occasional shot (packet) of Miralax will also help - it is not a stimulant, just helps add bulk.
Prior to my colostomy I've had life long constipation, and normally took a non-stimulant colase a day and anywhere from half a dose to a full dose of Miralax each day (possible when you buy the larger containers instead of packets). I thought maybe the constipation would go away with the surgery, but apparently the pancaking is telling me that's not the case.