So, I wonder whether you could try the Coloplast system for awhile during the warm months and see how things go. Coloplast also has elastic barrier strips which are designed to go over the edges of the barrier / flange / wafer (or whatever you want to call the piece that sticks to your skin). The barrier strips are semi-circular adhesive strips that are very soft, adhere very well, and are designed to extend the useful life of the barrier by keeping it sticking to your body.
Let us know how things go. I'm very happy with Coloplast and I wouldn't change back to any other brand at this point.
Best wishes Bill
I don't think it is the bending. It is more likely the creasing caused by a rather inflexible, thick wafer. Do you use stomahesive. I did for years and encountered what you are describing with excessive bending. Since I moved to durahesive I have not encountered he problem. Gee, PB, I wonder if one can mud wrestle with the durahesive?
|Gee, PB, I wonder if one can mud wrestle with the durahesive? X_|
Of course you can, X. Screw your courage to the sticking place.
I am trying really trying. "O, what a happy title I do find. So says the Bard. Be well most learned PB.
it does not pull or irritate the skin What i do is i cut four strips about (3) inches long hang them on the side of the sink after i put the stoma adhesive powder on and then apply the wafer before i put the pouch on i frame the wafer on all four sides put on the pouch --I lay down for about (20) mins. apply pressure with the palm of my hand Good Luck
I've also had bad batches of supplies. When I've called Hollister about it they deny that there's any problem and try to convince me that I'm doing something different or something about my body has changed. Yet I've still got some boxes of appliances that when I use them they last for less than a day. If I use an appliance from a box of good ones they last for close to a week. So no Hollister, it's a problem on your end, not mine.
Let us know how things go. I'm very happy with Coloplast and I wouldn't change back to any other brand at this point.[/quote]
I totally agree Coloplast is excellent and the elastic strips are a godsend i have started to use them when my peristomal hernia is prominent usually when gardening strangely!!
My ET nurse had a look at my tummy and saw that when I bent, there was a dimple (or crease) that happened at the 3/9 o'clock spots. Suggested I put a small piece of moldable e-ring at those spots only and then apply my flange. The idea is to 'fill' the dimples.
I guess it helps. Have to admit that getting that small piece of e-ring down is like wrestling a cat!
You could even try an entire e-ring which is supposed to give a flexible/closer fitting better seal.
I'm still experimenting and will let you know if I find something that works really well. But for now ... I can tell if there is a small leak happening (that particular sensation/itch) ... and I just change my appliance. And often time my days of bending in the garden before a scheduled appliance change.
Hope that helps!
All the molding pastes and barriers in the world weren't helping me, btw. Just made me feel like I didn't know what I was doing.
Meanwhile, on youtube I saw a video of irrigating your ostomy and haven't worn a bag since! I empty my bowels in the morning daily and wear a bandaid the rest of the day and night. That means I can sleep raw AND on my stomach!!! It's like potty training my stoma, such a huge improvement for me. It is not flawless, a more active person might wear what's called a stoma cap which is a very small bag that attaches the same and can catch any little bits that do express unexpectedly without needing to do anything about it until it is convenient or the next day.