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john68
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August 12, 2018 7:40 am  

Hi All, I have always wondered, what will our pouching systems look like say 10/20 years from now, In my time as an ostomate wafers have become thinner and more flexible and when we look back to the products of the 1950s-1970s what we have now is a whole new world. The fact that output has to be caught and contained in some sort of bag I can,t see how that would change. wafers may be that is where change will take place. I used to have the crazy idea is would be greatt when we have surgery that the ring a 2 piece clicks onto could be attached to our body and no need for a wafer! But who knows may be a lot of folk would say if the companies would just make the current products to a better standard it would be a help taking into account the problems faced by the cymed users!!

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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August 12, 2018 10:36 am  

Great idea john.

I just cant see this happening though. Loss of revenue for the pharma companies if dont need to purchase wafers and the other addons.

Hope im wrong.

 


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August 12, 2018 10:38 am  

Bionic Stoma! I want one. But who knows what may be in the future?  Somewhere on this forum there is a link someone posted (quite a while ago)  about the history of ostomies...very scary! My heart goes out to the current and former Cymed users! 

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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August 12, 2018 11:45 am  

Hi John,

The future is already here:  https://ostomycure.com/  

It is still in a trial phase but I am following this with a lot of interest. Too early now but maybe in ten years time...

On the other hand, it would mean you would need surgery again (with the all the risks) and what we have now is, in my opinion, far from bad anyway.


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August 12, 2018 12:08 pm  

Hi, WOW amazing!! Just been through the link and yes I would agree still probably very much at the trail stage and their are a number of issues I can think off infection, rejection cost etc but by no means dismissing this concept. Yes I would agree the system we have now works well and its also great to see what may be out their in the future.  Many thanks for that :-) 

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Marcie
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August 12, 2018 1:51 pm  

To bulky for me !!  I also see infection hazard.. But this is only the start...  But not in my life time.. 

2014 - 3 strangulations of colon, Ulcerative colitis, removal of colon, illiostomcy named woooh Nellie..


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VeganOstomy
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August 13, 2018 2:03 pm  
Posted by: Marco

Hi John,

The future is already here:  https://ostomycure.com/  

It is still in a trial phase but I am following this with a lot of interest. Too early now but maybe in ten years time...

On the other hand, it would mean you would need surgery again (with the all the risks) and what we have now is, in my opinion, far from bad anyway.

This creates a "continent ostomy" very similar to what you'd have with a k-pouch or BCIR(already being done for decades). 

Unfortunately, there's a reason why continent ostomies aren't being done more often - high failure rate, long-term complications, problematic when you have a high-output stoma, requires more time to empty, etc. 

That's not to say they aren't successful for patients - they are - they just aren't as successful as traditional stomas are. 

I personally see better advances in adhesives, pouching materials, and filters. Ostomy bags, when working properly, are more advantageous over continent ostomies and they have a proven track record. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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