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Varg55
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Hi All,  I made a mistake I didn't think I would.  When cutting my wafer in my one piece Hollister, I accidently got a pin hole in the front of the pouch, just about right above where my stoma is.  Of course I didn't notice until an hour later when my stoma became active and a tiny leak appeared on the pouch cover.  I have stuck one of those little blue tabs I use to cover the vent and reinforced it with a few more all around it.  It is holding for now but I'm not sure how long it will last.  Those things are meant to keep in air, not liquid.  Does anyone know of a solution, like some kind of waterproof tape to put over the hole, or do I need to trash the whole thing?  These pouches cost nearly $20 and for me it means trashing my stoma cap as well, as I still have my old stoma and one appliance overlaps the other, so basically $30 down the drain.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

 

Terry


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Maybe a little piece of duct tape?  Or even a bandaid?

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ChrisandBagpus
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Waterproof selleotape, tent or air matteress repair patch, in fact any tape with a waterproof glue should work some longer than other though.

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The good thing is, this is just temporary, to get as much use out of the pouch as you can. I hope your creative work is successful! LL

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Varg55
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Thanks for all the suggestions, great ones!  I've got a few pieces of "invisible tape" over the little blue tabs and it held securely all night.  I will probably try a few of these suggestions over the next couple of days and change things after each shower.  Many thanks!

Terry


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we'll be glued to your next post :lol: 

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I have put a pin in it 👍

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I'll be sticking around for the final results!! 

Linda


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