I have tried the Eakin seals, every time I use them I get leaks. I use the paste but it stings and used to work better when I had a colostomy, but the skin wound is so wet that it doesn't seal good with this ileostomy. I have tried the Friar's Balsam that someone recommended, it burns and doesn't appear to be helping very much, the stoma powder also. Nothing seems to be helping, I just don't know what else to try. When I had the colostomy, everything fell right into place and I only had like one leak in the entire 6mths but this ileostomy is just unbearable I have to change my bag everyday. I have not been having any fever and I have had a few follow up dr's appts but they do not seem to be too concerned. I do eat pretty much what I want but not very much of it. I have lost nearly 20 lbs over the last 5-6 wks.
Thanks for any responses.
Exploratory surgery Sept/2009 after having "female issues", the doctor found a diverticula abscess, the "not so confident doctor" kept sending me all over town for ultrasounds and doing nothing. In the meantime, I am still wondering around in severe pain. I ended up finally getting a new gynecologist who is the greatest! She saw good reason for a hysterectomy and once in the OR, found I had severe diverticulitis and called in the greatest surgeon ever! Severe diverticulitis had buried itself underneath my uterus and had completely turned my insides to "concrete", my organs were unidentifiable. The surgeon had to "chisel" his way in just so I could have the hysterectomy. I came out of surgery with a colostomy which was NOT expected. 6 months later, May/2010, they went in to do the the colostomy take down and I still had a leak in my large intestines and now I have an ileostomy hopefully for only 6-8 weeks. This is the "short version" of my story.