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Posted by CALYPSO, on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:11 am
For a couple of weeks I've had leaky problems, decided I must seek professional advice, rang the Stoma care team this morning, my appoint ment is 3:00pm today!!! How about that for service. Can't beat the NHS in a crisis.
 
Reply by ok girl, on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:25 am
HI I am so sorry for your delema and I agree stoma nurse what is that. I use a convex also and i eat in the morning and it's off to the races all day long and about 3 times at night untill morning it stops untill I eat again. Do you use a drainable pouch?
 
Reply by Past Member, on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:51 am
                                 
2lonely2long wrote:
For a couple of weeks I've had leaky problems, decided I must seek professional advice, rang the Stoma care team this morning, my appoint ment is 3:00pm today!!! How about that for service. Can't beat the NHS in a crisis.


That is great service.  Say what you like about the NHS (or the Australian equivalent Medicare) but at least our "socialised" healthcare services seem to work, unlike the North American systems, so it seems.  Nothing to pay for ostomy products and easy access to Stoma Nurses and Therapists.

Rule Britannia (and her colonies!).
 
Reply by Pinky, on Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:38 pm
                                 
miyzy wrote:
what does an adapt seal look like i use eakin seals and i still leak the problems is  my skin burn every times my colostomy goes and i go all the time i change my pouch about 8-10 times a day is that normal all these years i think it is but maybe im wrong even hough i drain all the time should i be irigating i as the doctors the last time i was in emergency they didnt know do you know?


Should you be irrigating?  YES!  It is a great help if it is an option for you.  I can't even imagine having to dump a pouch 8-10 times a day.  I irrigate once every 24 hours, and some of the other foks posting here go up to 72 hours with no output between irrigations. (I'm not that lucky).  Still, I personally feel it beats having sh*t running out of your body on a continuous basis and is the ONE thing that makes a colostomy trump an ileostomy - that's meant to say I really have empathy for those with ileos.

As an alternative, have you tried Immodium?
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