NascaRon, you said you use a Sure Seal over the wafer...what is that and how does it help if it is on top of the wafer? And I don't understand how an ostomy belt helps...doesn't the wafer stay in place becuase it is so sticky??
And thanks OHIO - I never thought of asking for samples!
The belt helps to keep everything pressed down tighter. I have to use one. I still get leaks anyway, but it helps last a little longer. Even if there is a spot where it is not stuck down enough and there would be a leak, the belt makes it press tighter against the skin so the leak doesn't happen as quickly for me.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08
Asacol, Prednisone, 3 infusions of Remicade with no success
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma impossible to keep a bag on
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
Now just trying to make it 6 months with keeping a bag on until we can try the next surgery again