When I say "leak" I refer to any poo that escapes. Usually for me, it leaks out from under the wafer, and then goes all over.
For skin breakdown, I use the "crusting" technique. Stoma power then skin barrier spray, let dry, repeat 3 or 4 times. Doing this usually gives my skin time to heal.
When I cut my wafer, small is better for me. The hole actually touches the stoma, making a tight squeeze. That helps me with skin breakdown.
I'm not sure on the paste, I don't use it. I'm eakin seals all the way.
33 yrs old, Mama to my darling daughter (7yrs) and my little boy (3 yrs)
Diagnosed with UP in Feb 2005 Developed into UC by Jan 2006
Hospitalized July-Aug 2007 Pancolitis Contracted C Diff.
Salumedrol, Antibiotics Prednisone Imuran 100mg
Double dose of Remicade every 4 wks STOPPED BEING EFFECTIVE
Had a total colectomy Aug 1st 2008 2 step J-pouch, disconnected and reconnected
2 takedown sugeries, infections, leaks, multiple drains
Will be keeping my loop ileostomy, will not be removing disfunctioning pouch at this time