Please try the convex wafer. I am also a believer in Eakin Seals. I get 7 days wear time.
Here is my explanation of convexity. If you look at your stomach/stoma without your appliance on (which you have seen more than you want to lately, right?), and just apply gentle pressure to the skin just around the stoma - you will notice that the stoma actually protrudes a little more, right? Well, the convex wafer, once applied to the skin like a normal wafer, consistently applies this slight pressure to the area around the stoma making it protrude a bit. This allows the output a better chance to flow directly into the bag rather than pushing it's way behind the wafer before making it through the wafer opening and into the bag. Does that make any sense?
I have never used an ostomy belt, I have always worn a 2 piece appliance. I switched to convex wafer a few years back with great success. And the EAkin seal. Did I meantion that I am a real fan of the Eakin Seal.
Please let us know if we can be of any other help. I think we can get you "fixed up", using a bit of stomahesive powder to help stop the weeping skin before applying the new wafer, adding some of the Eakin Seal to the perimeter of stoma opening that is cut in the wafer, and using a Convex Wafer. The longer you can keep the output off the skin --- it is amazing how quickly that skin can heal. The trick is to get the bag to stay on. You will find that combination with some good suggestions. Keep your chin up. We will help you thru it.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery