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Sasquatch
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May 15, 2018 11:47 am  

For those of you who use scissors to cut your wafers, what do you use, and where do you get them?  Every pair I have, I got from my ostomy nurse in the goodie bags she sent me home with from the hospital.  I lost the pair I had in my emergency kit today.  I needed to do a little tape job at work today and believe I left them in the stall (oops!).  

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john68
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May 15, 2018 12:34 pm  

Hi Conor, Like you I got mine from the nurse, may be try their again or the rep from the ostomy product company you use. and here is a link if any help.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stoma-Colostomy-Bag-Scissors-stainless-Length/dp/B074DWB3FH

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VeganOstomy
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May 15, 2018 3:17 pm  

I own a few of the ostomy scissors from Coloplast. I got them free with my hospital discharge kit and I haven't needed to replace either. I would recommend them to anyone!

Pretty cheap on Amazon too: https://amzn.to/2L0jYau

I think Coloplast Canada was giving them away last year!

Benefits:

  • TSA compliant
  • Rounded edge means you won't pierce your bag.
  • Cuts through any wafer I've thrown at it (I don't cut convex stuff, though).
  • Small and fits in any travel or emergency kit.
  • Stays sharp! My main pair cuts like the day I got it... over four years ago!

 

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Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Robert
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May 16, 2018 3:20 pm  

Hey Sasquatch the pair they gave me in the hospital I could never get my fingers in them had to have my wife cut them for me . Finally bought a small pair that I could use . But I will be looking into the pair in Eric's picture .

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Sasquatch
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May 16, 2018 3:38 pm  

I had a pair like that, I don't think I ever tried them.  I look for them last night and could't find them.  Knowing me, I stashed them somewhere for safe keeping.  I've been using blunt tipped surgical scissors, and really like them.  My supply company doesn't carry what I am looking for, so I search Amazon and found something close for fairly cheap.  I don't know if they'll be very high quality or not, but I guess I'll find out.  They should get me by, I just want them for my emergency kit.  I may have to sweet talk my WOCN into giving me more next time I see her, she's always been good to me!

UC since 2002, subtotal colectomy Dec. 2016, procolectomy TBD.


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VeganOstomy
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May 17, 2018 11:16 pm  

I've used the surgical scissor style and never liked them much. They they were also larger and probably too big for carry on airtravel. If you can get the Coloplast one, you won't be disappointed 😊

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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May 23, 2018 4:31 pm  

I found my Coloplast scissors the other day, and used them last night.  They cut amazingly well, although the curve of them doesn't lend itself well to cutting a straight line (such as tape), but I don't do that often.  I may get another pair of them, my supply company does carry the Coloplast ones, and they only cost about five bucks.

UC since 2002, subtotal colectomy Dec. 2016, procolectomy TBD.


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VeganOstomy
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May 24, 2018 2:19 pm  
Posted by: Sasquatch

They cut amazingly well, although the curve of them doesn't lend itself well to cutting a straight line (such as tape), but I don't do that often. 

haha, yeah, for cutting straight you'll want straight scissors - I was cutting a lot of Flexifix tape with these scissors and it was challenging. 

 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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May 24, 2018 9:19 pm  

I got the coloplast scissors in my hospital kit and loved them too, they cut curves really well.  One day I lost them and used straight surgical scissors. Was so frustrated I ordered a replacement pair from Amazon, they are exactly the same ones I got from the hospital even the coloplast brand name on them.   Of  course I found the originals 3 days later. Now I have them in my bathroom and my emergency kit.

 

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VeganOstomy
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May 25, 2018 12:34 pm  
Posted by: Barbara

Of  course I found the originals 3 days later. Now I have them in my bathroom and my emergency kit.

You can never have too many, right? =) 

These would make perfect "stocking stuffers" for an ostomate! LOL

 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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