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Vitala

Posted by bklyn girl, on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:17 pm
Has anyone tried Vitala by Convatec yet? Heard its finally out!  Also just insurance cover it and is it expensive?
Reply by ok girl, on Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:30 am
Hi there well I googled it and it looks neet and sounds great also. Not sure I understand the concept ---can wear for 8 hrs so what do you have to do put on a bag to empty is and who can wear it ??
Reply by Pinky, on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:03 pm
http://www.convatec.com/en/cvtus-ostprodvit/cvt-portallev1/0/detail/0/3514/8766/vitala-continence-control-device.html

Go to the Convatec website - there is a good explanation on how Vitala works, and a phone # for placing an advance order.  Smile
Reply by ok girl, on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:50 pm
Thanks Pinky I red on as I did not have the info before and it seems to me it has a lot of do not use if's to it.
Reply by Pinky, on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:36 pm
I spoke with Convatec too and got on the waiting list for the product.  The biggest problem would be if your colostomy is in the Transverse as opposed to the Descending or Sigmoid colon. They said the Transverse would be too hard to regulate - although that is the kind I had back in 2003 as a temporary, and that is the one that got so reliable on the Immodium.

I think there will be some hurdles to qualify - they are sending me the wafers needed for the Vitala, but when the product is available, there is also a pre-screening by phone (maybe for insurance purposes).  It will certainly be worth a try!    
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