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sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 11/8/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I am having trouble with this big ulcer under my wafer, the blood and goo from the ulcer is leaking through the wafer, do you think it would be harmful to change my wafer AGAIN, even though I did it less than 24 hours ago? The good news is, I got an appoinment for tomorrow. If I change the wafer now, I'd probably have to change it agian before my apooinment time. Should I change it 3 times in less than two days, or should I stay home so I can stretch it out as long as possible. Meaning, basically wait till the blood and goo has soaked through and the wafer comes up completely? I was trying to stick it out at work, and to runthe errands I have to run, but that would mean changing...
Argh. I can't wait until tomorrow when someone can look at this thing.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


Amey
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   Posted 11/8/2007 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Everytime you pull off your wafer you are increasing the irritation and causing more damage to your skin. I would leave it alone as long as possible and try not to aggrevate your sore until you see the nurse. I hope she can offer you some helpful assistance.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
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sfgiantsjo
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 11/8/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
that's what I was thinking. It's really freaky to see goop coming through the wafer. It's not poop, though, I checked!
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


JudyK89
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 1986
   Posted 11/9/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had times that I've had to change frequently throughout the day, due to leakage, sores, whatever. Just make sure you use a good skin barrier (3M no sting) and be very careful when taking it off so you don't take skin. Use a lot of the barrier, just make sure it's dry when you put the wafer back on. If your skin gets irritated, at least the 3M won't hurt.
 
Is it possible to cut around the sore?  Or cover the sore with no stick gauze and then your wafer?

Good luck, let us know what happens


Judy
49 years old, Crohn's Disease   
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicadeback on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 

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