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VeganOstomy
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July 21, 2018 11:27 am  

Hi Linda, I hope the Beanzyme works for you, or at least help a little!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Marjorie Oliver
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March 29, 2020 5:26 pm  

I have my bags breaking two or three times a day the stoma nurse said Its to close to the surgery I tryed every thing you suggest


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March 30, 2020 2:28 am  

Hi Marjorie, Look at all aspects of the system. From cleaning round the stoma, not using oily soaps, measuring the stoma, not using to much products, making sure the skin is dry before applying the wafer. When it leaks is it at the same point. Look at the wafer when you remove to see where it happens. Look at using a barrier ring or even part of one. Keep in touch 👍

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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LLNorth
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March 30, 2020 3:57 pm  

Hi Marjorie, Welcome to the forum. Can you tell us where your bag is breaking? There are nice people here with lots of experience who are happy to be helpful. In my case, I have a Hollister two-piece that came apart at the coupling - now I really check (and check again!) to make sure it snapped securely all around. Best wishes to you. LL

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I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


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March 30, 2020 9:06 pm  

@Marjorie Oliver

Hi Marjorie,

Welcome , I only joined a few months ago , but find this a great site, with help and understanding. It has been about 6 months from my operation, but I can tell you it is a very hard struggle for most. But finding the right ostomy nurse , and product can help immensely. And less of a struggle. I went from frequent leaks using Hollister to much less of a problem with Coloplast and using a barrier ring . All of John68 advise is so true. So hang in there and 

Stay in this forum..

kevin

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Dona
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March 30, 2020 10:04 pm  

Welcome Marjorie,

Its a lot to learn at first, but it does get easier. Its so frustrating at the beginning. Besides finding Eric's place here at VO ( which helped a ton) I also began keeping a daily journal that served to remind me of anything that might make a difference in how well the ostomy things were working.

How you feel, what you eat, when you eat, any exercise , the condition of your skin ... just write down all you thoughts and information. It really did help me. Your stoma may also change shape during the healing process...record everything. I recorded every singe appliance change ..what I used and exactly what I did.

Keep posting.

Ask more questions

and be patient.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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March 31, 2020 1:13 pm  

Marjorie, I am sure you must be glad you found Veganostomy. There is so much information here, and it is easy to read and understand. We appreciate Eric and all his work very much. How I found the site is I was wondering what in the world could I wear - as a new ostomate I was searching in the internet and found the link to the ladies’ clothing section in VeganOstomy. Reading that and seeing the photos of women in clothes that worked for them heartened me, and I thought that i could do this, that I could go out into the world and function. 

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I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


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delia
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April 28, 2020 6:38 pm  

I used ConvaTec Durahesive 2-piece drainable for many years & never had an issue burping! They also have a small hernia belt tab on the top of the ring (someone mentioned this about a different brand further up) which is perfect for cracking open quickly & the rings fit securely together enough that I never ever worried about stool leaking out the sides/bottom of the rings.
I actually found that system was really great for rotating the bag at will too. Although it could be really tight to snap on at first, if I snapped on & off a couple times before doing an appliance change, it was a breeze to rotate & burp, while still being secure enough it wouldn't come flying off during an activity like cliff diving.
It's too bad ConvaTec flanges are so thick & rigid... and that they still use such uncomfortable, sweaty, crinkly plastic on their bags :(

Wouldn't it be nice if we could take the elements that work the best from different brands & custom make our pouching systems?


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VeganOstomy
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April 29, 2020 3:38 pm  
Posted by: @delia

Wouldn't it be nice if we could take the elements that work the best from different brands & custom make our pouching systems?

This has always been something that ostomates dream of. A "modular" appliance would be pretty awesome!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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