Doodle38-Welcome to the board! This is a wonderful place to learn tricks to living with an ostomy;)
I am a HUGE believer in the EAKIN SEAL. I have a very uneven stomach which was prone to "lifting" from around my stoma which caused that awful irritation. My ET nurse suggested I try them about 5 years ago, and I haven't done a change without one since!
Have you tried other pouching systems? Sometimes it can take a little while to find the system that works best for you...Have you suggested samples from different manufacturers? They will gladly send you a few samples. You can go on to Hollister/Coloplast/Convatec's websites and check them out.
Good luch and remember there are no stupid questions!!
Doodle, Welcome to Healing Well. I'm sorry you had to have surgery and are having leaks. I recommend Calmoseptine Ointment for your skin and an Eakin Seal under your wafer.
Summer, I re-wrote the Band-Aid song for you: "I am stuck on Stoma Paste, 'cause Stoma Paste's stuck on me!"