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sammies
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   Posted 4/27/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm just "getting into" 2 piece appliances. My stoma is 1 1/8" oval and a little irregular so I'm using cut to fit appliances. The hollister rep sent me a 2 1/4 flanges for the new image. Should I have 1 3/4 or is that right? I don't quite understand how to determine which size flange I need.
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the 2 1/4 flange is the next size up...I don't think the pouches are interchangable with the sizes.

You could try it, see if it works (make sure the pouches fit first) and go from there...sorry I'm not more help, I haven't tried that size...

sammies
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks--I ordered the matching bags and flanges. The 2 1/4 flange and bags fit ok but was wondering if I can order both a size down with 1 1/8 stoma. I'm doing cut-to-fit b/c of my oval stoma with lots of little bumps on the side.
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.


Chasblah
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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
The Hollister reps also sent me the HUGE sizes too. I looked at it and said "NO way in heck am I sticking that huge thing on!"
That was when I was a newby and didn't realize I could get them in a smaller size. So I found something else I like.
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; 1/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, 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."

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