I'm enjoying my appliance now. As much as one can enjoy a sack of poo hanging from their belly.
That is hilarious!!
I'm glad you're enjoying the two piece appliance.
Regarding your questions, you should not have any odor or leaks. Make sure you have a good seal from skin to wafer and wafer to pouch. Listen for the 'click' sound when you snap the pouch onto the wafer, then lock it on. Are you using any deodorant in the pouch? A little bit of mouthwash works well.
I put on a fresh pouch when I notice some breakdown around the velcro closure, which is around 3-4 days.
Thanks for the update and the chuckle!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)