I posted recently on a flush with the runs

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schrek-chewbacca hunk
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Seveneral people said I needed a convex.  But I am sticking out like you would not believe - I thought convex was for people who were for people who were flush or lower than the skin.
so far so good - I am hoping it was a real bad tummy virus.
I will let you know.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Convexity isn't just because of a flat stoma. It can be helpful with certain body types, too. My stoma is quite the 'outtie' but I still need the convexity. Hope you're doing well.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I need convexity just due to the shape/curve of my tummy.

Good luck

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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't have much of a curve to my tummy or a recessed stoma. My stoma sticks out so much it might hit someone in the eye. I have to hang it out the window in the car so it doesn't affect the steering wheel. BUT I still had leaks and the convex wafers stopped that. There's nothing wrong with trying it to see if you like it.

How are you feeling by the way?
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My stoma (Sybil) is an outtie, too. Due to weight loss prior to this surgery, my skin is not flat around my stoma, so the convexity is what works for me. I also use a skin cement (Osto-Bond) and have rarely had any leaks since. It's worth a try for you. You should be able to get a sample or two from your WOCN nurse, or even the company you order from. Good luck!

Ulcerative Pancolitis (dx'd 6/2002)
Colectomy w/ileostomy 6/2/09; iron infusions; Aranesp injection every week for anemia;
Remicade; Pentasa; 6-MP; Prednisone; Lialda; Asacol
various meds for other conditions

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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
lol chassity, i had this image of it hanging out the window like a dog!

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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
well I wasn't thinking dog, but it was a mental image!!

Bob, mine sticks out, too, but like others have said, it is because of the shape of my stomach. Check with your WOCN and see what they suggest. They may not have even thought of it, but you could always ask!

I hope you are feeling better!
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