Thanks Yall from Texas,
We had a great time today!
The tube ride was about
2 hours in water and sun. Water was low and had to get up to walk a little. When I wasn't near my family, I would peak at the bag under my swimsuit to see what was going on. Everything was perfect! I wore 2 of the Sure Seals from Active Lifestyles...one big one and the small round one. It gave me a double clear seal to keep water out. My Coloplast Assura wafer/barrier didn't even turn white and melt any... I think when I sweat from bike rides and walk/running, it then melts from the skin out, not stuff inside leaking. It did this even with the Holister one also. We drank tons of water so we would not get dehydrated! The San Marcos river was nice and cool against the 92 degree heat!
I have a question about
Eakin seals... They are so big and it seems when I tried them, my wafer didn't stay on as good. Or maybe my 1 3/4" wafer and 1" stoma size is too small for them? I hardly ever have the leak with 'poop' but the actual seal melts. Maybe I'm too hot blooded? Too much exercise. I am still wearing the same set up I put on last night and nothing is messed up after a day outside and in water. Maybe now I can do more water sports? As any one done a hot tub or wet sauna and the gym?
Thanks for all your input at a time of panic!!!
Ileostomy April 26,2006
Ulcerative Colitus 2x 2001 & 2005
Want to get J-Pouch eventually!