The stoma nurse came yesterday and I am pretty excited. I was in a 2-piece convatec and she introduced me to a one piece and it is called Secure. If you can love a pouch..........I love this one (atleast so far). It has a wider bottom so the weight of the stool is more evenly distributed within the bag, it rolls up higher so it is substantially shorter, it seems to allow less air in it and the smell doesn't even seem to be as bad. Plus, I WAY prefer the one piece opposed to that big plastic ring that shows through my clothes and I really like being able to feel my stomach around the stoma opposed to that ring. I really felt like I had some foreign object attached to me. I figure that if I anticipated needing to switch pouch styles that I may opt to have a two piece every so often but for the day to day same thing.......I clearly prefer the one piece. She said that this style was new so fyi if you have not tried it. By the way, the rash that I have - she said is from too much product. She said "less is more" so not to use the adhesive remover and skin barrier. I liked everything she said because she simplified it so not so complicated. By the way, I still cannot figure out how to empty the pouch with a ostomy belt. Isnt' the pouch on sideways?
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications: Predisone - 5mg ,asacol - 12 tablets per day
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium, folic acid
My wish: get off prednsione....been on straight since 8/2006