I know this is an old thread, but info is good for me, although I still am looking for tips from those of you who have been doing this longer then me.
For the first time, I used an Eakins slim wafer this morning when changing my flange. I didn't do it because of leaking, rather because I find it traumatic trying to cut my flange the exact right size and placing it over my stoma without the outter edges somehow sticking to my skin in an inappropriate place. Then I have to pull it off and start over. It takes me forever to change and then I am so stressed, I have to rest.
I was looking for a better way. I know this forum has a lot of veterans on it and you will have good tips.
I put the Eakins on and I cut the flange a little bigger, then I slipped it on. I didn't hurt my stoma and it feels really comfortable . Next time I will enlarge the flange a little more and I am hoping this will take away all of that stress. It was taking me about
an hour to change. This time it only took 1/2 an hour. I know I should be able to do it better then that
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Post Edited (Finallycoping) : 12/1/2012 11:51:56 AM (GMT-7)