Honest truth...I change my appliances while sitting on the toilet b/c I'm always afraid of the uncontrolled output. I use a paper towel under my stoma and if it gets dirty I just throw it in the Wal-Mart sack or little trash bag that I'm using to throw my old appliance and new appliance packaging in. To make sure I get a smooth seal I kind of pull on my skin to tighten it a bit as I apply the wafer. I also use the Eakin seals (a half of one) and that has stopped ALL my leaking issues...I've not leaked once since I started using them.
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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