The Same Mistake Every Couple Of Years
I've been a Coloplast user most of my AO (after ostomy) life. But every couple of years I seem to need to try another company's product. I order samples and am even a little excited when I get them. I guess as an ostomate, new pouching products make you excited. But then I use them...
The pouches are never as nice or as durable as Coloplast. They never close as nicely, they are a PITA to clean compared to Coloplast, and the filters leak and leave stains on my clothes. But that isn't the worst of it. The wafers end up leaving me with weeping sore and red skin after only a few days. Now I got to deal with sore, itchy, weeping skin that I almost never deal with when I use Coloplast. I won't name the companies who's product does this to me, but you can probably guess since there are really only three main ones in the US and I've named the one I use with success.
I seriously need to quit doing this to myself!!!