Okay, so I have a colostomy. Had an ileostomy, then surgeon talked me into a permanent colostomy. I've had it a couple years now. I like the two-piece bags, but I'm having trouble with my wafer staying attached. There are two things causing it two come off with bad timing...well, three, but the third one I can handle..
When I'm not sick I like to be outdoors working on cars or doing yard work, and I sweat like a stuck hog. I mean, really, I've got central air in the house and also a window unit in my room I sweat so much. But as I sweat the adhesive breaks down. The border swells up and comes lose from my skin. Then the outside will eventually come loose, and I will soil myself. Many times I have to hold a towel or take my shirt off to hold it in one place till I can get to a place to clean it up and change it. I've tried antiperspirant around it and on my chest. I've tried wrapping a towel or taping a towel just above it. I'm out of ideas, my sweat breaks it down from the inside out. From underneath the appliance. If I could stop sweating under the thing it would help, but I don't know how... Any ideas?
The other problem is when I wear pants. The waistband seems to enjoy separating my bag from my wafer. Usually only when I'm bending at the waist. Like when I'm working on something. I suppose I could wear jogging pants, but I don't like to work in them. Outside of wearing one-piece appliances, does anyone have any ideas?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, and hope anyone reading this is doing well.