I had the unfortunate experience of an appliance leak while out, but preparedness helped me deal with it without too much trouble.
Changing an ostomy appliance doesn’t have to be complicated, but there are a few things you’ll want to do in order to do it right.
Ostomates have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to pouching systems, but it’s not always clear what the advantages and disadvantages are between a one-piece or a two-piece system. I hope that you’ll be able to learn the differences in the following post.
It seems rather silly that I even have to make a post about this, but unfortunately the information on the Hollister website isn’t very clear (no pun intended).
When I was looking at some of their ostomy pouching options on a supplier’s website, I came across one that listed “clear” and another that said “ultra-clear”. Hmm, I wonder what the difference is… so onto hollister.com, where I downloaded a printable catalogue and also searched for product through their website and I became more confused.
Disposing of a soiled ostomy pouch can be a challenge, especially if you aren’t at home. The plastic disposal bags that come with our appliances don’t really lock away odor, and I’ve even tried putting my pouches in scented disposal bags, but odor eventually comes out. OstoSolutions has come up with a novel way of making this task a little easier through their Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seal. This review is based on my experience from using samples requested from OstoSolutions.
I’ve used the Hollister New Image line (with CeraPlus) for over 2.5 weeks and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the results. I had requested samples at our local ostomy chapter “vendors day” after speaking with one of the Hollister reps. She mentioned that Hollister has put out a new product, which features “CeraPlus”, so I was intrigued at how it might benefit me.
I’ve been trying a new Hollister ostomy system out, and I immediately noticed something that I found rather annoying: the pouch outlet just dangles from the bottom. It’s not obvious if you have an empty pouch, but as you start moving and your pouch fills up, poof – it dangles around like a Christmas ornament!
Curious, I took to twitter to see what other Hollister users thought, and the response I received was a bit surprising. One ostomate said that you simply get use to it and another uses a binder clip to keep it in place. Call me spoiled, but companies like Coloplast and Salts have already solved this issue by adding a strip of velcro to the pouch to keep the outlet from flapping around. So I thought, “why not do the same with the Hollister pouch? ” And so I did.