If you really-really don't want to hear from the nurse - don't read it - I am an ostomy nurse, but I don't think it would hurt to hear another tip
Smallest tampon, like Ob, can be inserted into urostomy to give you enough time to change pouch without moisture, but 2-piece appliance needs to be used
Let me know if you need details of procedure
First of all, try to change right after you wake up in the morning, before drinking a lot of coffee and before eating any food. You should have a minute or two between squirts, and it's easier. Get everything you need ready before you start. Cut your wafer or shape it or do what ever you need to do. I use a two piece system. When I'm ready to start, I pull the bag and wafer off, use adhesive remover on my skin, then jump right into the shower. I clean around the stoma first and take a normal shower I do not use cream rinse on my hair the day I change and I use Ivory soap to wash, because there is no residue that will keep your glue from sticking. Dry off really well when you get out. Maybe even use a hair drier on low heat on the skin around your stoma. I use a dry wash cloth under my stoma pressed against my belly, while I put skin prep around the top and sides. (If you don't use Convetec don't use a skin prep with Hollister. The skin prep not only protects my skin from the adhesive, but is kind of an adhesive itself) I wait until the stoma squirts twice (because you have two kidneys) then I put the skin prep around the underneath side. I have a magnifying mirror sitting on the edge of the counter top that I can see my stoma up close. I slap the glue wafer on between squirts. If urine gets the glue wafer wet, I throw it away and start over. Sometimes while I'm waiting for the skin prep to dry and the best time to apply the wafer, I bend over and let the urine free fall into the washcloth, or onto a towel placed on the floor instead of holding the washcloth against my stomach.¬†¬†I apply the wafer while I'm standing up. I tried sticking it on while I was bent over. It's not hard to do, but it didn't stay on as long when I did it that way. Hope this helps. They say it's different for everyone, so I say experiment. Good luck
I change my bag about once every 48 hrs & am not really bothered if its morning , noon or evening. I shower 2 or 3 times a week & am not bothered if I shower bag on or bag off.I shave my tummy hair once a week to aid adhesion .I also change my night drain bag once a week & after draining I squirt down a small amount of Zoflora diluted floral disinfectant to keep it sweet.
I'm sorry you are having problems , but I found that having a set routine helps & I think I have it down to a fine art.
My "bags" are one piece and have the karaya seal.....you do not have to use paste.¬†¬†I do use an Eakins cohesive seal because I do not have a wash board tummy....despite my best efforts of course )).¬†¬†
I also have tried the hair dryer trick on occasion.....on cool.¬†¬†But I also have used the powder....I think it is Karaya Powder.¬†¬†I take a bath/shower, remove bag before or sometimes during, I only use the adhesive remover to take off the excess at first.....but then let my bath take off the adhesive wipe residue.¬†¬†I think that sometimes that contributes to it not sticking good if that is a problem.
When I am out of the tub I dry the area well.....but gently.¬†¬†Air dry seems to be best for me.
I do the same wash rag trick many of you seem to use.¬†¬†I have my bag ready to go usually.
It has backing that peels off the plate.¬†¬†I slap the cohesive seal on and then slap it on me.
That's a "gentle" slap......I mean it¬†¬†is quick.
I always wear a belt.....for security.¬†¬†I have had this thing for 40 years! LOL¬†¬†Since I was 5 years old.¬†¬†I had an option several years back of some type of reversal.....and would have had to do catheterization.¬†¬†I preferred the urostomy.¬†¬†
If your tummy is an issue.....would laying down flat help you in any way?¬†¬†What about reclining in the bathtub?¬†¬†I am pretty sure they even make some type of bath pillow/wedge.
If there were some "leakage" you would be in the tub......it might be something to try.
I also think you might try the "stick on" type of appliances.¬†¬†I used to use the paste.¬†¬†It is very difficult to put it on quick enough.....to "beat" the ....well....you know what I mean.
Lots of the companies are very nice about giving you samples.¬†¬†If you wanted to try some you might ask........Good Luck!¬†¬†SheliaBaby
This may or may not help you, but I glued an oval mirror to the inside of my bathroom door, at the correct height to enable me to see my stoma, freeing up one hand anyway. The mirror is covered by a bath robe hanging on a hook when not needed, and out of sight to others.
I also use a close peg lamp clipped to my towel rack nearby to light up my work area when needed, then put away till next week.