5-7 days came pretty quickly for me, once my stoma readjusted to it's new life. I will have to say tho that the Eakin Seal and using a convex wafer consistently keeps me around 7 days. Have you ever used stomahesive paste? I used it for a long time and switched to Eakin Seals a few years ago. I don't use the whole seal but rather cut strips of it and place them as you would the paste, just around the hole you cut in the wafer for the stoma. That is where the majority of the wafer breakdown begins.
Do you still have a lot of output? Has the output thickened up at all for you? Do you see a difference with different foods you eat yet? And, have you been warned about potential blockages with the different foods? I'm sure that CCF well informed you, and you had a temporary previously, so you know the game a bit.
Who was your surgeon at CCF? I've hear that Dr. Fazio has cancer. Did you hear anything about him while there? He was my surgeon and he was a gem.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery