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summerstorm
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   Posted 3/14/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Kind of a weird embarassing question, but this has been troubling me for a while now!
 
Ok, when i shave down there, i shave it all btw, so anyway, where the wafer covers it doesnt matter cause noone can see that and it doesnt bother me, but where the sure seal is, you can see it and it looks bad.  But i obviously cant shave under the sure seal, cause its on there, lol.
And if i try to shave after i take it off,between taking the old one off and the new one on.  I have to shave it dry, so that i dont have shaving cream and such everywhere, so it gets razor burn!
I cannot shower without my bag on, i just cannot do it! Plus, if im not changing the bag then im not gonna have my sureseal off anyway. 
So, guys, girls, any idea what i could do to fix this problem?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/15/2010 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
If you get one of those really good razors (like the 5 blade ones) you could use the soap that you use to clean your stoma area as lubricant...I don't use shaving cream anymore because those razors work so well with plain soap!!

And I cannot shower without an appliance either...I don't want to have to clean my shower more than I already do!!!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Allison77
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   Posted 3/15/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I get waxed. It's my new favourite thing to do. Honestly, sounds like "OMG Allie, your a sucker for pain" HOWEVER I can wax and not worry about anything for 6-8 weeks. Thats just plain awesome.

-Allie
www.oscartheostomy.blogspot.com
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


polishdan
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   Posted 3/15/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Ileostomy 2 1/2 years ago. I have showerd every day since day one. The adhesives are waterproof. Ask convatec or whoever makes your pouch about it. The day you are going to change, take a shower first. Then you can see that water does not affect the adhesive. My pouch has never loosened in the shower, not even the tape around the outside. After the shower, dry with a hair dryer and you are ready for the day.

Give it a try

Dan

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/15/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
allie, how do they wax it?  do you have to take your bag off?
I thought about that but couldnt figure out how that would work!
 
So, yall think if i just use the regular soap on it and get it all  off good before i put the sure seal back on, it will stick ok?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Allison77
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   Posted 3/15/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
summerstorm, I probably could take off the pouch with oscar, but don't want to give the poor girl a heart attack or nightmares...LOL. I'll go in the day that I know Im going to change, pull the skin barrier off where we need to wax, wax, then use tape to hold the skin barrier in place until I can get home to change the appliance. Im currently thinking I could wax it myself...and am trying to work up the nerve to buy the home wax kit. Way cheaper and then I don't have to worry about getting right home after an appt.

-Allie
www.oscartheostomy.blogspot.com
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


polishdan
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   Posted 3/15/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel stupid. I thought everyone was saying they would not shower with the pouch on. DUH I do have a cousin, early 70's that will not shower with a pouch on. Just washes every day and only showers without the pouch when he changes. OOOOOshudder!!!

Dan

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/16/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
lol its ok, my quesiton was worded kind of odd.
now i wont shower without my pouch on, but i do shower more than just on change day, lol.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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