Paste or Tape Recommendations?

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geminisunset
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   Posted 9/10/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a temp end ileostomy, and I currently use Coloplast SenSura one-piece bags. However, when I cut the whole for my stoma, I have to cut it larger to get it to fit over the stoma. But then there is a gap at the base of the stoma. This hasn't bothered me too much, but once in a while it is bothersome. Would paste or tape help this? What kind of paste/tape is best? My ostomy nurse was a firm believer in using the least amount of products as possible. So she didn't recommend using pastes or tapes. But since I know I will have an ileostomy for several more months, I want to make sure I don't irritate my skin unnecesarily over time. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006  Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
1st Surgery for J-Pouch: May 22, 2009 - need 2 more surgeries, dates TBD
Medications: Canasa Rowasa enemas; Lialda; Prednisone; Protonix; Remicade; Zyrtec-D; Toprolvarious pain meds post-surgery;
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex
Current Status: Aug, 2009 - Recovering from the 1st stage of J-Pouch surgery; temp ileostomy; 2 more surgeries to go as there was too much damage to create a J-pouch


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/10/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Ron--that's a great suggestion! I bet that would solve the problem :-)

geminisunset, i would contact Convatec for samples!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/13/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Ron, that was my system for YEARS...with my 'new' ileo I cannot use the moldable:( I don't get enough support since I REALLY need convexity sad

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/14/2009 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
The way my stomach is, after so many surgeries, is a little 'dippy' and convexity pulls my stoma up so it will empty into the pouch. It is kind of hard to explain but the wafer is more cup like where regular wafers are flat. does that make sense? Peggy has a good way of explaining it...maybe she'll be around:)

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/15/2009 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, and you can get them with more convexity, it's just that the 'moldable' area isn't durable enough, for me, but I do love the system...maybe someday I'll be able to use it again:)

geminisunset
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   Posted 9/15/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the suggestions. Since my first post, I have requested samples of Adapt Barrier Rings from Hollister. And I am going to call Convatec to get samples of the Eakin Seal and also find out about the moldable options.
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006  Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
1st Surgery for J-Pouch: May 22, 2009 - need 2 more surgeries, dates TBD
Medications: Canasa Rowasa enemas; Lialda; Prednisone; Protonix; Remicade; Zyrtec-D; Toprolvarious pain meds post-surgery;
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex
Current Status: Aug, 2009 - Recovering from the 1st stage of J-Pouch surgery; temp ileostomy; 2 more surgeries to go as there was too much damage to create a J-pouch


SocalJohn
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   Posted 9/15/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Even though its a little messier, I like the stomahesive paste over the rings. By nature you get a better seal. It just adds a few minutes to the cleanup when you take off your appliance.

Liza D
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   Posted 9/16/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I cut my wafer and use paste and a seal ring both from hollister. I like it and once I started using them together I was able to get a close fit and molds around the stoma.

Good luck! and if you have insurance paying for it, try different products until you find what works. Even if it is only for a few months. I thought I would be reconnected by now and I'm still bagging it...

:)
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Arthritis (2003)
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
Osteopenia (2008)
Depression/Anxiety (2002)
J-Pouch May 2009

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jtaylor
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   Posted 9/17/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I use the same system as NASCARon and I love it. Right after the surgery they gave me some Hollister bags, but I could not get a good seal going for more than a day. I think the key to success is the rigid plastic on the skin barriers.
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