I had an emergency colostomy June 5th and Praise God that I am alive! I am new to this group in hopes that I can meet some people and learn some tricks of the trade!
My question or problem is this:
I am getting a really good seal and using Convatec 2 piece and an elkin seal. I get about 5-6 days on the appliance. Lately I notice that my stool becomes a little softer (pancake a lot here) and when it does it seeps to the right only and burns or causes itching. The only thing I have found to work is to take 1-2 tablets of anti-diarreha each day so that my stool is harder and firmer. Does anyone else find they have to do this? I drink lots of water and I eat real well. I never have diarreha or stomach pains.
Looking for some hlep or thougths. I have tried changing appliance when it happens but it occurs almost everytime I pancake. I have tried oil and all, and nothing appears to work. Very frustrating. I never empty bag from the bottom, I ALWAYS open the 2 pience and remove from the stoma area. I AM FINE WITH THIS!
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions!
Lee Ann (Mesa Arizona)