I'm currently loving the Sensura Flex. I'm kind of unclear on the burping thing. I just let air out of the bottom when emptying... Not sure it would make sense to try burping from the top, as you would have to unstick it. Supposedly, the pouches can be re-stuck to the wafer many many times, but I'm scared to try, not sure why. The good news is, the pouch holds up so well, it lasts until I change the wafer, which is currently every 6 days (which is the longest I've gotten out of any appliance).
Last time I changed the appliance, I removed the pouch first, just to see how things looked. Stool kind of dribbled onto the wafer, and I would be worried that maybe a new pouch might not adhere as well even after it was wiped. I am likely just neurotic, lol, would love to hear anyone else's experience.
I think the Coloplast rep told me that each pouch can be re-stuck 20 times (!!) without a leakage problem. I'm just a chicken, enjoying no leakage issues and don't want to tempt fate.
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