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Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:20 pm
Hello...mountain mermaid; My colostomy operation was Sep 11/2013. I too hope to have it reversed within the next 6 months. Of course my ostomy is tied into the large intestine vs the small. Still, I deal with a "Bowel Bag" everyday. My stoma is somewhat indented and laying on its side. I use a Eakin ring to give me a good seal and to date have not had any problems. Eakin rings can be cut and doubled if necessary to give you a custom fit. A stoma nurse can help you find the best appliance and fit for you and your life style. Stoma powder is used prior to applying the appliance to draw water away from the area. In Canada Stoma powder is sold in drug stores that carry Ostomy supplies. No prescription is needed. I too was very depressed and still am to a point. I keep thinking to myself that without this bag I would be dead. As well I feel physically better and can do all the things I did before I got sick. Really, having my life back instead of morphine and a couch keeps me moving forward. I guess I am asking you to think of the alternative and how lucky you really are. Time to start living again....best of luck...