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Chasblah
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   Posted 2/6/2009 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying out a 2 piecer. The sensura click is one of the samples they sent and I'd heard that lots of people like them. RIght?
I went to feel it to see how it was and if I needed to empty.
There was no bag. Only the wafer and poop all over.
It somehow came off while I was asleep. I don't know why. I was only in bed for about 2 hours. and I hadn't moved much. I was on my back. The only thing I can think of is when I pulled off some blankets b/c the pred. was making me sweat.
Not Cool. A big mess.
This is one strike against the two piece system.
Does this happen often? Has anyone had it happen?
This was my first "mess" .
The one piece leaked, but only under the wafer.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


vette guy
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   Posted 2/6/2009 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I bet you it wasn't closed completely when you snapped it on. That's a rookie mistake.

Post Edited (vette guy) : 2/6/2009 8:01:19 AM (GMT-7)


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/6/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
that has that funny clip closure, right?...those closures are really difficult to get used to...you really have to make sure they are on correctly...they're not easy to "burp" either.

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/6/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
it probably wasnt on good, at first it takes a while to make sure its on good. I did that quite a few times at first! Then i got super paranoid and would click and reclick like (not exxagerting) 100 times when i first put it on to make sure it was good.

I'm not sure what kind of snap on that one has but next time run your fingers around it and press down all over to make sure its on better. and i put tape on the top part of my bag to tape it to my stomach to keep it from weighing down, and pulling off that way.

Pibbin
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   Posted 2/6/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I'm sorry, that is so yucky when it happens all over the bed. I use a 2 piece, and so far have never had a pouch snap off, when a leak happens it is always under the wafer. And actually, the only time I had leaks was when I was not yet realizing I needed a convex vs flat wafer.
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for '09 to form j-pouch


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/6/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried to get it on good last night, but I did have a really hard time. I think the bag was funked. B/c this other bag was much easier and i do hear it click. I still pressed really hard all the way around to make sure (which I don't love b/c I still feel bruised up on my abdomen).
But now I'm paranoid.
I was having "show and tell" at work-I'm a vet tech and we are a small clinic and they all want to see the new poop show and I don't care (we're like a little family). They are genuinly facinated with how this actually can work. And we see poop all day, so they have tough tummy's.
So I was excited to show off my new little friend and glad I had on a two piece so I could show them the stoma. it even pooped for them. there were Oooooohhhs and Aaaaahhhhhs all around turn
The point: I have since been reaching down to make sure it's clicked all day.
Plus one for the two piece. now they're even again.

oh yeah, I called the coloplast people and told them what happened last night and they are now going to send me even more bags.

Maybe I live off samples smilewinkgrin


Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

Post Edited (Chasblah) : 2/6/2009 1:02:29 PM (GMT-7)


praying4healing
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   Posted 2/6/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
hey chas, if its the clicking type it definitely is a rookie mistake. i had my bag come off in target! with no spares! when i was going swimsuit shopping! but i got through it...definitely make sure it snaps, and i pull mine away from the skin after i snap it, its the best/easiest way to make sure its on tight
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....."
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 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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pepperann27
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   Posted 2/6/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I took a vet assisting class in high school and I loved it.

I like using convatec brand, it works great for me I use a 2 peice.
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
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vette guy
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   Posted 2/7/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Chasblah said...
I tried to get it on good last night, but I did have a really hard time. I think the bag was funked. B/c this other bag was much easier and i do hear it click. I still pressed really hard all the way around to make sure (which I don't love b/c I still feel bruised up on my abdomen).
But now I'm paranoid.
I was having "show and tell" at work-I'm a vet tech and we are a small clinic and they all want to see the new poop show and I don't care (we're like a little family). They are genuinly facinated with how this actually can work. And we see poop all day, so they have tough tummy's.
So I was excited to show off my new little friend and glad I had on a two piece so I could show them the stoma. it even pooped for them. there were Oooooohhhs and Aaaaahhhhhs all around turn
The point: I have since been reaching down to make sure it's clicked all day.
Plus one for the two piece. now they're even again.

oh yeah, I called the coloplast people and told them what happened last night and they are now going to send me even more bags.

Maybe I live off samples smilewinkgrin

Put a little shampoo on the tip of your finger and run it around the round flange of the faceplate. That will make it snap on easier; or simply wet your finger and rub it on a bar of soap. That'll work as well. 

Shaz032
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   Posted 2/7/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Chasblah said...
But now I'm paranoid.
lol, that's part of the reason I prefer a one piece. My heart knows that it will, more than likely, not come apart, but my head says differently. When I test 2 piece samples out, I'm forever touching it and making sure it's not coming apart.
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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