Convatec Moldables...ne body using them?

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praying4healing
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   Posted 3/6/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,
 
Im ordering supplies for the first time today, and I was going to order the convatec moldable flanges...I was wondering if n e one uses them currently and how theyr working out for u? Also, which bags do u use with them? ur experiences would be greatly appreciated...thanks in advance
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 
Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


nene205
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   Posted 3/6/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey,
I was just writing about using the ConvaTec moldable flanges this morning. I do use them and have had no trouble. No scissors to deal with!!! In fact the WOC nurse that I saw last week told me that the whole hospital was thinking about going to this type of flange. I use Nutura (sp?) products from ConvaTec. The mini bags that flchurchlady uses has grabbed my attention today. Good luck and keep the faith.
Jennie

Glad Bag
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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
i use them and they last longer than anything else i have tried, plus they are easier since you don't need scissors, and you can change pouch types, when you need to, like at those intimate moments....
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


praying4healing
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   Posted 3/8/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad, the guy at convatec didn't want to send me a mini bag bc he said theyr incompatible with ileostomies bc of liquid output. He said the liquid would seep thru the bag. Do u use minis w/ur moldables? Is ur output liquidy? Have u had problems with them?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


Scrappyjrt
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   Posted 3/9/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been using them since last May,and they even held nice and snug with a parastomal hernia. I love em. Hernia is repaired they still fit great.

Post Edited (Scrappyjrt) : 3/9/2008 11:35:15 AM (GMT-6)


Glad Bag
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   Posted 3/13/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
actually, the mini's are fine with an ileostomy, i don't use them too often, but i would if i could get a girl to give me the time of day......hehe..
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


Empy
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   Posted 3/13/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a ileo, and i use these bags, i use the small, midi and mini, i use the mini for the bath/shower and time alone with my husband.The flange i always get 7 days from it, also on occasion i have gotten 10 days..

peggy113
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   Posted 3/14/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Empy,

I noticed that this is your first post.  Welcome to HW.com. 

How long have you had your ileo and why did you get it?  If you rather not share, don't feel bad.  We all are pretty open on this board.  (Notice our signatures!!)  Others may connect with your type of ostomy and reason you received it and have other questions for you. 

Anyway, just wanted to say "hey" and welcome!!  Have you been lurking around the forum for a while?
 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Empy
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   Posted 3/14/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi peggy113, thanks, and i 'm a long time lurker!
I had a proctocolectomy with ileo last feb, i have CD, have done for the last 14 years or so.
I had a temp leo about 9 years ago for a year then got it reversed, everything was fine up until 3ish years ago, i started to get really ill again, and it went from bad to worse, i was going to the toilet about 20 times a dsy, and if i ate anything, like meat or veg, it would stuff me up, this was later confirmed to be a stricture at the reconnection site.
My surgeon told me he could perform surgery, but it would probably need doing again in a couple of years, by this point, i hadn't really left the house much and i decided that i wanted a permanent ileo, he said i was making the right decision, so he refered me on, from this point on it took a year to get the surgeons to agree to do the op, first they wanted to manage me by drugs, i said no, then they wanted to give me an temp ileo again because if a cure is found in ten years i could have it reversed, i said in ten years i will be 46, i don't want to be going through surgery then, i want a permanent one, i need to get my life back and i want it back now, so they agreed.
I have my life back, and i ;ove it, don't get me wrong, i still have moments of "oh god, i have this for the rest of my life" but then i remember, i had no life before..
Anyways, that enough of my rambling, :-)
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