Grr, one of those times

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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/27/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
So today i decided to change my bag, and i got all my stuff ready and put it in the box and took a shower, well i got out and went to put the paste on the wafer, and i got it all messed up, so i fixed it with a piece of toilet paper and that was alright, well then i dropped something, and when i went to pick it up, my hair hit the wafer and the paste stuff!  My hair was wrapped up in a towel, but some of it was out also, so i got the paste in my hair and on the towel, and the thing was stuck to the towel, lol.  So i tried to fix that, then decided no, i would jsut get another one.  Well then that one wasn't cut of course so i had to get the scissors back out and finally what shoudl have taken five minutes was over in 15!

justjenjen
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   Posted 9/27/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL!! Sounds like something I would do!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
That should be in a comedy skit!! I love the visual of the wafer stuck to your towel-covered hair.

Thanks for the laughs! tongue

JudyK89
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   Posted 9/28/2007 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
If your stoma is done shrinking and you have a template, pre-cut your flanges a box at a time so you can grab one quick in an emergency.
Judy
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 9/28/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to admit, I have an emergency "kit" that I keep near my cosmetic bag that I keep my uncut supplies in. The emergency one is all cut and every thing I need is in it. Like for middle of the night leaks, etc.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
we ordered pre cut ones this time, so that won't be a problem, lol.
then today, to make things even better, i wore these pants i bought the other day, and i wear an 8, but in this brand i can wear a 6(i love that brand, lol) anyway, i bought a 10 so that when the bag got full it wouldnt' show, and i had on a shirtthat is long enough to cover it, but at work i got my shirt hiked up wiht the tray i was carrying (i work at the fish camp, and had to waitress tonight) anyway, because my pants were too big, they were down too low, and i look down and the top of my bag is hanging out! i just pulled my shirt down really really fast and moved the tray over. this has just not been my week!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, summer, your stories are cracking me up!! tongue

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
glad to be of help, lol. I was really embrassed at first tonight, but then we were so busy, i forgot about it, and those people left me a 14 dollar tip, and i am a really really really bad waitress, so maybe they saw it and felt sorry for me, lol. if tha was the case, maybe i should just show it to everyone!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer,
You should just let it all hang out, and you'll be raking in the tips!! :-) I'm in the Ostomy chat room, if you're felling chatty!!

vette guy
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   Posted 9/28/2007 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
The only thing missing was the usual intestinal EXPLOSION at the most inopportune time!

Amey
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer what a comical experiece....I am sure we all have some pretty silly stories. The other night I took a shower and had everything ready to go...pre-cut wafer, bag, no sting wipes, powder, sterile cotton tissues, and some paste. Ok, so I lay on the floor and dry the stoma and surrounding skin. Then I applied the powder and rubbed it in gently. Then I got the No Sting wipe and opened it...but wait, my stoma went active and poop ran all over my tummy, the powder, and the floor! Never fear...that's what the sterile wipes are for. Ok, so I start over...I get the powder on and then open the No Sting..and as I am applying the No Sting...my stoma starts "working" again and this time it sprays everywhere! This happened to me 12 times! It was sitting on my bathroom floor for 45 minutes. I used up all my sterile wipes, I had poop on the floor, on my legs and tummy and I was down to my last No Sting wipe. So, I got back in the shower and washed again. Then I got an old towel and proceeded to try again. However, NO LUCK. I just kept pooping! After 1 hour I wanted to cry. I started to yell at my stoma! Needless to say, I finally got my powder on, the No Sting on and the wafer placed correctly..PHEW! However, once my appliances where taken care of...I had to mop the bathroom floor and scub my shower. The experience took me over 2 hours and I did not get to bed until almost midnight.

Here is the moral of the story...never change your bag after you eat dinner! I learned my lesson!

summerstorm
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
lol amey, i am sorry that went so badly for you! when i changge mine, i lay on the floor too, but i put an old towel down, and then put a waterproof pad on top of it, so if it shoudl run off or something, it iwll just go on the towel, and i bought those baby washclotehs, they are like four for a dollar at walmart and i keep one of those over it at all times!
but thank goodness for bleach, cleans all that up if you get a mess!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Amey,
Sorry you had such a hard time. sad I learned that same lesson the hard way, too. Now, I always change appliances in the morning on an empty stomach and keep a washcloth over my stoma, just in case!
Cece

peggy113
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   Posted 9/30/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Mornings are definitely the BEST time for me as well.  Sometimes I can get by changing before I eat supper, esp. if I have had an early lunch and NOT "grazed" a bunch thru the afternoon as I am known to do.  I love to "graze", but I am in the gaining weight mode and grazing seems to work for me! 

If for any reason I have to change at any other time, it is a real challenge for me.  My stoma is sooo active.   And, yes, sometimes it takes a while to accomplish.  A 10 minute session could take up to 30.  Standing up during the changing process also minimizes the mess on your abd if your stoma spouts off!  Less re-cleaning the area = quicker change time.  Ya just have to be fast and catch it in between spouts!  Yeh, I'll agree that sometimes it's just a waiting game.  

As you  become a more seasoned ostomate and learn the tricks that work best for you, your changing time will lessen.  And even during the times that your stoma is spouting back at you, you will figure out a way to  manage that as well. 

Amey - you have such a great attitude.....  girl, you just make me giggle.  You know, by sharing your stories with us, we are laughing at your expense!!!  


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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