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I noticed My stoma was getting dark red areas, almost like what I imagine chrones sores might look like (2 or 3 of them).

I stopped using the blue chemical M9 and went to the clear deo/lube and they healed.  I was never given very good instruction on using these products, and just assumed to put in bag and work it up into bag. 
I can’t imagine this blue chemical would be good for the stoma…any comments?


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The M9 reminds me of the stuff I put in the holding tank of my RV to prevent smells. Not entirely sure if they're not the same!

I tried the M9 for a few weeks and had a similar  response from my stoma, so I discontinued using it. In the end, I find that rinsing out my bag at every empty, using my bidet, keeps things from smelling. I'm able to go 5 days between wafer and bag changes thanks to being able to rinse everything thoroughly.

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I appreciate M9 drops so much; this product was life-changing for me. I don’t put it on or near my stoma, however, just a little into the bottom of the pouch.

Colostomy 4/30/18.
I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


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Posted by: @goatherder

I find that rinsing out my bag at every empty, using my bidet, keeps things from smelling. I'm able to go 5 days between wafer and bag changes thanks to being able to rinse everything thoroughly.

SAME!

51 years Type 1 Diabetes, insulin pump, CGM, neurological complications, retinopathy, and autoimmune CIDP. Nerve damage led to ileostomy in 1/2015.


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Posted by: @llholiday

I appreciate M9 drops so much; this product was life-changing for me. I don’t put it on or near my stoma, however, just a little into the bottom of the pouch.

SAME!  I used to use GELPLUS and then they stopped making it.  M9 is not as good but is better than any other.  I do add some lubricant to the bottle too.  M9 and rinsing pouch every time I empty has worked for me for years now.   

51 years Type 1 Diabetes, insulin pump, CGM, neurological complications, retinopathy, and autoimmune CIDP. Nerve damage led to ileostomy in 1/2015.


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@jattzl That is my routine, also, rinsing, then a little Adapt lubricating and a little M9 (I rinse every time except when I am out and about, when I try to just get this over and get out of there!).

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


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@llholiday sounds like we are pretty much living the same life lol

51 years Type 1 Diabetes, insulin pump, CGM, neurological complications, retinopathy, and autoimmune CIDP. Nerve damage led to ileostomy in 1/2015.


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@rick  ...I had no clue M9 existed for the 1st 3 yrs & when I did start using it I could not believe the difference it made for me. I have also used it in combo with adapt lubricating but never thought of mixing the 2 in a bottle first. 

Fortunatly I have had no adverse affects from it!! Sorry to hear you did. M9 is one reason I was able to confidently leave the house once I discovered it & then more so after finding VO! Thank you again Eric and all of you! 

Linda


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I love M9.  I could just about clear out the house at bag empties before trying, and now I don't worry about it at all.  It almost completely neutralizes all odor.  I do not have any reaction, and I also just put it in the bottom of my bag and don't mess with it.  I do wonder of the long-term effects of having this stuff potentially in contact with a HIGHLY absorptive part of my body (stoma).  Does anyone know of any studies of long-term use of M9?

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@glenn-giroir  ...Thats a good question.  I've been using it for many years now & do not notice anything different except the cost ! Lol! I'm pretty sure our health departments, like ...Health Canada would not allow sales of it if there were issues with long term use as its being sold through the Pharmacy systems here &  it would require approval through Health Canada. I've been using it about 9 years now, 12 plus an ostomate. 

  I do wonder how long its been produced though thinking of earlier ostomates who once used Moss packed on there tummies to absorb output until they could safely go clean up. Can you imagine that??? We are so lucky & blessed in so many ways because of Science over & over again. 

Linda


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thinking of earlier ostomates who once used Moss packed on there tummies to absorb output until they could safely go clean up. Can you imagine that??? We are so lucky & blessed in so many ways because of Science over & over again. 

You're absolutely correct there!  I'm so grateful to be able to live comfortably without a colon.  I couldn't imagine not having modern ostomy supplies.  

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@glenn-giroir  ...I always try & remind myself where we are today with an Ostomy compared to the way back when beginnings. Especially when I feel & voice my petty thoughts over pouch material changes. I am always grateful for what we have available to work with for our ostomies right down to the actual surgery, science and those brave enough to say, I can help and actually do. 

 

Linda


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