shower with just the wafer???

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   Posted 3/15/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that you can shower with no pouch at all but can you take the bag part off and shower with just the wafer or will the water make it not stick?
Pancolitis - July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications:  Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements:  multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.

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   Posted 3/15/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
well technically, the wafers are supposed to be water proof, but i have yet to test and trust that theory
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

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 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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   Posted 3/15/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to pop off the bag and shower with just a wafer in between changes and it didn't affect my wear time at all. Go ahead and try it on a day that you are just staying around the house if you're nervous about it. Sounds stupid I know, but I always felt a little cleaner.

Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Only one serious flare up in 1998 and again in July 2007
Total colectomy August 2007 now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
2nd step J-pouch formation -January 2008
Takedown hopefully by April 2008

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   Posted 3/15/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
You can and there's no harm in doing it. Just be aware that others have reported that the water can loosen the wafer from the inside by showering that way. But many people do shower with just the wafer on and have no problems.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
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