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VeganOstomy
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March 5, 2015 12:00 pm  
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Let's talk about protective sheets! Have you used these before? Do you have any tips to share?

My written article for this product can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Christiaan Vanderkop
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July 15, 2017 3:37 pm  

Your products are truly excellent yet some a little complex or confusing to use. I presently am not eligible for government assistance until next year. In the meantime I have to purchase them at my expense. I am on a CPP/OAS income only. My monthly ostomy supply costs can exceed my only income. See my problem? Trust me I am not the only one thrown under the bus by MSP. Perhaps if you could drop the cost of your supplies to us seniors and others in dire need of these ESSENTIAL supplies.
I am probably dreaming to think you guys, like Hollister, will ignore this note and not lobby the government on our behalf. If it wasn't for some donations here and there I would be truly in trouble.


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VeganOstomy
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July 15, 2017 11:44 pm  

Hi Christiaan,

I'm not sure if you were addressing your comment to Coloplast, but I'm just a patient like you and I also find the price of these supplies to be quite expensive.

I would suggest contacting your local or national ostomy association as they would be the ones to help lobby for more affordable supplies. Here in Canada, or at least in Ontario, we had an increase in our ostomy grant payments because of organizations like Ostomy Canada helping to fight for better access to supplies.

Good luck!

Eric

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Jessica
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July 28, 2017 12:41 am  

Thanks for your video. Do you think it is possible to use the plastic that gets peeled off from the back of a wafer as a protective sheet if you taped around the edges?

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VeganOstomy
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July 28, 2017 8:51 am  

No, and I wouldn't as the edges of that plastic will cut your skin and it also doesn't absorb moisture like protective sheets do.

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Douglas Young
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May 31, 2019 7:13 pm  

Hi. I am a new ostomate . My nurse wants me to use this film because of severe irritation around my stoma. She wanted me to cut 4in sheet into crescent moon shapes and place over irritated site around stoma. I hope this will clear up my issue. I enjoyed your videos for information since my surgery back in april. Keep up the good work.


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VeganOstomy
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June 3, 2019 12:08 am  

I hope it works out for you, Douglas! Thanks for checking out my videos!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Sam sam
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June 23, 2019 11:22 pm  

My husbands stoma is retracted We are having lots of leakage issues. The waken rings below hiollister does not seem to stay on more than a day. Coloplast does not seem to stick either. Do you think this protective sheet work for him?


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VeganOstomy
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June 24, 2019 11:56 am  

Hi Sam sam,

Protective sheets would not be helpful for retracted stomas. Has your husband ever tried convex wafers? They are designed to apply gentle pressure around the stoma, which usually causes the stoma to push out a bit. 

I suggest that he speak with a stoma nurse before trying, since there are different depths and hardnesses of convex products, and misusing them can cause pressure sores. 

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Sam sam
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June 24, 2019 1:52 pm  

He has been using convex wafers .. But i feel that the eaken ring below and the convex is lot letting the stoma push out as much as it should. And the eaken is not really sticking to his skin also. i can see things seeping in on his skin below , which is why I thought we can give these seals a try.


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VeganOstomy
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June 24, 2019 3:18 pm  
Posted by: Sam sam

 But i feel that the eaken ring below and the convex is lot letting the stoma push out as much as it should. And the eaken is not really sticking to his skin also. i can see things seeping in on his skin below , which is why I thought we can give these seals a try.

These protective sheets aren't really designed to be an alternative to barrier rings (i.e. eakin rings). Eakin rings should help to prevent leaks, but if you find they aren't sticking well or "melting", you may want to experiment with another brand of barrier ring. This one from Coloplast shouldn't melt like the Eakin Ring: https://www.veganostomy.ca/coloplast-brava-protective-rings/

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