ARGH! (venting)

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Stoma Girl
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 4/12/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I got halfway through my lates delivery of bags on thursday and suddenly the flanges on all the bags refused to stick! (I use a one-piece drainable coloplast) It got to Friday afternoon and I'd got through 5 bags in 24hrs, and the last one seemed to have stuck (finally) so I went for my driving lesson and the darned thing leaked on me again!! :( So i had to get my driving instructor to take me to A&E (the ER for you american people :P ) where they gave me one that stuck properly.. I had a fresh supply delieverd express the next day (today) cause the hospital one was a huge see-through thing that was really uncomfortable; and the first bag that I put on today leaked with in 2 hours. Seriously getting me down!! Especially as I haven't got a clean stoma belt (bleaching them at the moment) and I'm meant to be going out on a date tonight! :( :( At the moment I think I'm going to have to wear a really baggy t-shirt to hide it, as the belt might not be clean in time :/
Lol, sorry for the ranting! I'm going to go eat some chicken curry to cheer me up :)
Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
.. Mary!..
.. Ileostomy following Crohn's Disease, 2007 ..
.. Meds? Tried 'em all, glad to be off them! ..
.. Enjoying being able to drink beer again ..

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   Posted 4/12/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you're having such troubles. sad

My stoma nurse taught me to hold my hands over a fresh wafer for a few minutes after applying it, so the heat from my hands and the heat from my body make a tight seal. It has always helped me, and I hope it helps you, too. Have a great time on your date tonight! :-)

Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/13/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
blow dryer works too. on low setting of course. im sorry ur having such a sucky time. i hope u find relief soon
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!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

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