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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a heating pad on my stomach yesterday and wondered if it would be a good way to heat the wafer to get a good seal after applying. Has anyone ever tried that, and if so, did it work for you?
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I've thought of that very same thing, but usually don't have the time when I change to do that. I just usually press, hold for a few seconds and snap on the pouch. Sometimes, if my hair dryer is handy, I lay it on the counter and turn it on, aiming it toward my belly while I am putting away my supplies, etc. Feels really, really good in the winter time when it is sooooo frigid outside!!!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 1/18/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like a good idea to me! I am sure the heating pad would help a wafer stick better. Like Peggy, I probably wouldn't be willing to invest the time to sit and let it heat up, though! :) Maybe on a lazy Sunday like today I might try it! :)


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   Posted 1/20/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a special sock (which mimics a diffuser) on my blow dryer, so before I put the wafer on I run the blow dryer around the adhesive for about a minute to heat it up. Works like a charm!
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