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Different products for swimming etc...help!

Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:26 am
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Hi again!

I have only had my sodomy for a little over 8yrs and am still trying to figure things out after yrs to stay away from certain things for fear of the appliance leaking. One of those things is swimming. 

My appliance doesn't like to stay on when it gets set so I have been avoiding swimming. But I love swimming. Does anyone else have this issue? What do u do to avoid it coming off? That's my fear...that I will get it set and it will dfall.

Incidentally...is there such a thing as a small athletic bag that hides the fact that I hide it from the public?

Thanks for reading and I hope I get some replies!


Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:16 am

For extra protection use barrier strips from Coloplast. I have used water proof tape but the strips are more comfortable. I usually do not do anything extra and stay in the water for about an hour with no problems. I find sweat to be more of a problem than the pool or ocean.

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Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:40 am

Lol I thought I was the only one whose sweat takes off their appliances lol!

Thanks for the advice..I use barrier strips on the ends of my water to extend its wear...but I was thinking that if I put them on top of the whole appliance it will create a water proof barrier.

Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:42 am

Safe Seal  very reliable.

Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:31 am

Where do you go to get that?

Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:19 pm

Try AquaSeal from Costa medical. Works great for me!

Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:25 pm

I'm sorry...uh...8 yrs with your "sodomy"?....cough...cough...lol

Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:37 pm

Allie, your spell check is making you immortal.  ROFL  
You ought to get that "sodomy" malaprop put on a bronze plaque.
Jay Leno would pay zillilons to get a spell check to do that for his
stand-up monologues.  Thanks for the jolly chuckle.  

Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:33 pm

Where would I get that? Do they have a website? I will look into it...thanks for the advice!!!

Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:36 am

I've heard good things about AquaSeal too. That's a two-piece system: the stoma seal goes directly against your skin (around the stoma), and the aqua seal goes around the base of your wafer. The two adhere together, forming a waterproof seal that sandwiches the wafer in.

There is a good youtube video about it, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M569qikF1f8

Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:20 pm

Love my sure seal rings!! Never leave home without them.


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