My incision was not left
open after my surgery, but I still had leakage problems when my wafer was placed over the incision area. The more I tried to cut my wafer, the more I leaked. Living with an ostomy was pretty tough for a while because I was changing my bag every 8 hours and every time you remove a wafer, you remove a layer of skin. After a while, the skin becomes very irritated and sore. The ONLY thing that helped me was using an Eakin Seal. This seal goes under your wafer and around your stoma. Using an Eakin allowed me to go 2-3 days between changes and gave my incision time to heal. After about
a month and once my incision was healed, I was able to get a week out of my wafers.
I hope this helps. I am so sorry you are having to experience this frustration. Is DOES get better.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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