ok i must admit that i read ur post, but not all of the responses. so if i repeat things that have already been said, please forgive me.
FIRST, TELL YOUR DAUGHTER IT WILL GET EASIER! i got my loop ileostomy in january...at first the thought of changing it made me sick...the smell, id get woozy and dizzy, and it would take me at least 45mins to an hour. This is before iv even started showering with it.
ok so...first i would say adhesive remover wipes work great with getting the flange off...i have a semi hairy stomach lol, not the kind someone else can see, but the kind i know are there. And so removing the flange was kind of hard at first, with the adhesive remover wipes it slides right off. Also, I started shaving the area around my stoma in the shower which made for easier removal. I think summer suggested that i use an empty toilet paper roll around the stoma if i was afraid of cutting my stoma, that worked great, but now i dont even bother.
I use safeguard soap, i've heard about
the residue, and i dont know if it has it, but after getting out of the shower i always wipe with alcohol in the area that my flange will be in, cuz it kind of drys everything up.
Now as far as the output goes, ur right for some people its easier in the am, it is for me in most cases...but sometimes i just feel like changing at night. Only because I get up for work at 530 (or im supposed to anyway lol) and im usually late, and i hate the idea of trying to rush and change a flange b4 going to work. I wouldnt want to risk a leak at work, and even if i didnt leak, i wouldnt b able to focus b/c i'd be self concious about
leaking. So when i do it at night i just give my self a few hours of not eating and change it at the sink or in the shower, either way i have everything pre cut and ready, and paper towels ready just in case, so i can catch whatever comes out.
O and the output does slow down! it doesnt run as much and it wont b so watery,or smell as much she could also try taking a couple of immodium to slow her down b4 changing.
It gets easier....i promise
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Worst year ever!
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Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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