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Urostomy care poll  


Joined: 1 year ago
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February 8, 2020 10:11 pm  

About 2 1/2 years from Urostomy install and reversal of ileostomy and 2 years cancer free!


Just wanted to poll how every one cares for their Urostomy. I'll go first;


Appliance? Coloplast one piece SenSura Mio Convex

Barrier ring? none

Adhesive remover? Coloplast Brava spray, every change, love it!

Support belt? Yes during day, take off at night

Night bag longevity? Change mine every 2 weeks, flush it daily with water, then vinegar solution

Skin Barrier? never

Powder? yes

Flange extender? Silex by Trio Medical

How often between changes? 3 days

Shower without appliance during change? every time

How often to visit Ostomy Nurse? only when having issues ( was never given any guidelines )

How often visiting Urologist? Mine moved haven't seen for a year now

How often seeing other physician ? Oncologist and GI cancer surgeon now see every 6 months, was seeing every 3 mo before. General Practitioner annually.




VeganOstomy, LLNorth, john68 and 2 people liked
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Posts: 118
February 9, 2020 12:17 am  

I can't comment on the urostomy, but congratulations on your progress since surgery!  About the shower without an appliance, man, that is pretty much heaven.  Feel like a new person after that every time.  

LK liked
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Posts: 740
February 9, 2020 5:47 am  

lg...cancer free... congrats!!! That is a nice list of accomplishments all around! Thank you for sharing your experiences here too. This is another accomplishment I would say! I hope things continue to go smoothly for you.  My 96 year old Aunt has a urostomy.  She is  cancer free for 28 years now! 

All the BEST of health to you!