hollister bag changes--how many

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awesomeame
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   Posted 11/26/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
i wear the hollister twopice newimage type flanges/bags.  i'm wondering how often i can change the bag, while using the same flange.  does that seal between the two parts ever wear out?
 
i usually wear the flange for 5 days, the most bag changes i've ever done is 3 bags on the same flange and everything was good.  so how many bags can i use on the same flange?? 
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


Amey
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   Posted 11/26/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Matt,

Hollister New Image is all I wear. I am probably not the best person to answer this question because I constantly change my bags. I wear a closed in mini pouch everyday when I work out and I usually leave that mini bag on all day because I have such little output. Then at night before bed I put on my regular size bag. In the morning, I rinse out the regular size bag and let it air dry. I use the same regular bag for 5-6 days and I discard my mini bag daily. Before I started this process, I usually would change out my bag every 4-5 days when using it on the same flange. I have never had a problem with the bags not sticking to the flange.
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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summerstorm
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   Posted 11/26/2007 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
i just leave my bag on the whole time, unless it gets really icky around the tail, or i get a hole in the tail, i am having trouble with that for some reason. But i don't see any reason why you couldnt' change the bag every three minutes if you wanted. I pull mine loose and rehook it just to make sure proably 20 times a day, just the top part, and of course to let the air out also.
 
 
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awesomeame
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   Posted 11/28/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
ok so it sounds like the bag can be taken off and reinstalled on the flange many times without the chance of the connection wearing out... i just like wearing a larger bag for some occasions, then afterwards putting a smaller one on again

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


Amey
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   Posted 11/28/2007 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Matt,

I constantly clip and unclip. I am on day 6 with my flange (thank you Peggy for your awesome secrets) and I have gone through 8 bags in those days (6 of the bags were closed in so I was that had to clipped and unclipped from the flange to empty). I love Hollister New Image just for this reason. I tried Coloplast Assura because their 2-pc system is very comfortable. However, all of my clipping and unclipping wore out the flange and after 2 days I could not get anything to clip with a good seal! I actually tried Coloplast Assura 3 times and each time I had the same problem.

So...clip, unclip, and be happy!
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.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot

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