It may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that your ostomy supplies can and do expire? Yup, but there’s an easy way to find out how “fresh” your products are, and in this article I’ll be explaining what to look for.
I had the unfortunate experience of an appliance leak while out, but preparedness helped me deal with it without too much trouble.
Nothing can be more upsetting to an ostomate than leaks. While they’re often easy enough to deal with when you’ve got your supplies at hand, they are still an inconvenience, and quite embarrassing.
One of the most recognized products in the ostomy world are Eakin Cohesive Seals. The brand is so well-known that an entire category of products, barrier rings, are often referred to simply as “Eakin rings”, much like how we often use the name “Xerox” to mean photocopy. I’ve been buying Eakin Cohesive Seals for over a year, and it’s time for a review!
This is a record of events from what it was like waking up this morning.
Inspired by another fellow blogger (Behind the Times by Stephen Dempster), I’ve decided to finally get a proper EDC (every day carry) bag for my ostomy supplies. This new bag is replacing a MUCH LARGER tactical shoulder bag, which I may still use for hikes or whenever more supplies are needed.