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Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:22 am
I never heard it referred to as pancaking. I do get it in the car, but it is usually do to my belt that slips below my stoma in the sitting position. I often have to adjust my belt and make sure to move it above the stoma. This usually does the trick.
Butterfly. I was taken by your comment that you change your appliance once a day. This is unusual if you use a drainable pouch. I can get sometimes up to four days on a single drainbale pouch with a usual exchange after two. Do you use a stomahesive wafer around the adhesive? This helps. Also, you said you have a lot of leakage often. If you use the stomahesive wafer it will minimize the leakage. Also, a couple of things I have learned over 30 years with an ileostomy is when washing around your stoma during a change, never never use a perfumed soap as it will cause a quick leakage. I use ivory soap only. Also, when drying the skin around the stoma after you have washed it never use any sort of paper toweling or toilet paper that is fragranced as it contains oils that affect the bond of the appliance. I hope these suggestions will prove useful.