i changed today, and shaz thats the exact problem i'm having now....
just jen i used the alcohol it didnt burn luckily, but it didnt get it all off and it took really long. Not having so much of a problem with the actual wafer as i am with the white tape around the wafer.
but i cant get that goo, that the wafer leaves behind from around my stoma! its irritating me (not physically but mentally) i cant imagine how i can keep leaving goo behind for the months that i continue to have the ostomy.
Shaz, i guess i could try the fingernail thing, but i keep my nails short, and i just graduated to not using gloves when changing bags and handeling my stoma :o/. I'm scared i'll scratch myself or something, and the skin is a little red right around it, it doesnt itch or hurt, but i dont want to irritate it. I considered doing one more day in wear time, but its like the edges of the white tape will lift and stop sticking and i'll be afraid that i'll get a leak.
So u guys are saying that this goo is ok?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Worst year ever!
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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