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RITAS
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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Do any of u use adapt barrier rings??? How do u use them, do u recommend them and how long is your wear time???
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   

RITAS--I used the Adapt ring a couple time, but I prefer the Eakin Seal...

They're used the same way (or, multitude of ways).  I mould mine to the size I need, which is actually smaller than the way it comes, and center it on my wafer.  Apply the wafer and pouch and away I go!!

Now, with that in mind, some people cut them, some apply to their skin and some just use a small portion to fill in low spots.

They don't leave the residue that the Eakin Seal does, but I get better protection from the Eakin.  My stoma is small and is VERY animated when active.  The seal gives me a good 4 days wear time and I am an active person who is aways outside no matter the weather!  Many on here get 7 days with it. 
 
I think either brand is easier to use than paste...no set up time...but its an individual thing!  Good Luck trying them out:)

badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I too prefer the Eakin Seals. The Adapt ones don't stick as well. I put mine on my skin and then put the wafer on. As mentioned above, it really helps extend wear time!
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


RITAS
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx, I just recieved my shipment so I'm going to try it tomorrow. I hope it gives me longer than 3 days wear time.
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


crazybirdman
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I use the Eakin seals too and I am a very active person and they work great (a bit expencive) I but mine on the skin and then but on the wafer. I can get 7 days if I am lucky I don't change them until I have to and the skin around the stoma is just like a babys but :-)

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crazybirdman
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I but mine on the skin --- I put mine on the skin first I am a Kentuckian Duh!!!!

RITAS
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
do u use a skin prep??
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't use anything but soap and water...I used to use remover/skin prep but I find that my skin is happier without it...If I have an irritation I'll use a little stoma powder but that's it:)

Good luck tomorrow!!


RITAS
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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
thanx!!! i'll be sure to update on how it works out
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


Chasblah
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been experimenting with rings and paste. i like the rings for wear time too, but I find the ring residue really hard to get off. I think it's irritating to my skin too. So I went back to the paste.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
RITAS, how'd it go?

peggy113
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I too am an Eakin Seals user. But I cut small strips of the seals and use it around the stoma, as you would the paste. Because they are expensive, I found this way to be cost effective and still give me 7 days wear time. Yes, you are right about the residue. I use a very mild adhesive remover before the soap and water step. I have had no problems with this method. BTW, the Eakin seals come in small disk shapes and pretty large disk shapes. I get the large ones and cut strips off of those. The large ones are cheaper if you are using them like I do.

So, how'd it go RITAS?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


RITAS
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   Posted 1/30/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Peggy..I just applied this morning..very nervous of using new products but it's all trial and error right??... I def will let u know.  If i get 5 days wear i'll be sooooooooo happy :-)
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"

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