Mercutio... hi. Thank you for your input into my output! lol
When I say I change my bag every day what I mean is I have to change the flange. As I use a two piece I can often return the same pouch again. This way saving money in not throwing it away all the time and replacing with a new one. I may get them on prescription but I hate wasting money and putting a bigger toll on the environment than necessary.
I never use soap near my stoma and to dry it off properly after I have used Cavilon I use one of those little hand held battery fans you can pick up for a couple of pounds. This slips in my handbag and I find it brilliant. I have read people sometimes use a hairdryer but I've never done that.
My convex flange is helped along with a Combihesive Convex insert and I also wear a hernia belt during the day.
I have had five or six operations on Ileostomies. Including adding mesh, staples and re-siting from right to left. Other health problems don't help.
Things are a lot better than they used to be...I have had so much help from Helen at the ConvaTec helpline and nothing is too much when it comes to help and advice.
When my stoma behaves it's pretty good but it goes flat or disappears at the drop of a hat and that can cause problems.
It was my Stoma nurse that called it the 'pancaking problem' when waste stays at the top of the bag... which takes me to ...
sweede... hi there, how ya' doin' today? Package came today thank you. Well pleased.
Peppermint oil or grapeseed oil must do the same job as Adept lubricating Deodorant. And the tic-tac idea... where and when do people first get these ideas? Ever wondered what people have tried that didn't work? lol
Thanks to both of you... Butterfly