Hi, I am not on here much but like to read the comments. I have had a colostomy for 2 years now and still find it a challenge. I have been using one-piece drainable pouches because the wafers are more comfortable for me. Problem solved, I thought. But now I am having watery output that stings the skin around the stoma. I have an innie, not an outie, so I use moldable rings but if I get the ring too close to the stoma, output when it is a firm stool which it usually is, pushes against and leaks under the ring. So, I have to leave about 1/8 inch of skin exposed. I may have to go to a two-piece system with a hard wafer so I can clean around the stoma better. Is there a two-piece system where I could open it up to clean with a more flexible comfortable wafer? I would like to clean several times a day. Or how about a one-piece pouch made to be removed every morning before my shower and thrown away and replaced with new? Any thoughts?
Skin health means something very important if you have an ostomy. That is because the state of the skin around your stoma may affect your quality of life. Find out how and why here.