Need help with Hollister Floating Flange

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   Posted 11/11/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,

I was given a diverting colostomy at the end of Sept. pending a diverticulitis resection. The ostomy is on the left about an inch lower than my navel.

Anyway, I'm using a Hollister concave barrier with the floating flange and I'm going through them to quickly. What's happening is the inner plastic piece is pulling away from the adhesive square. When I'm home and not moving too much, it's not a problem. However, when I get in the car or am otherwise active, the pants waistband or the seat belt has a tendency to slide down right on it the flange. I end up constantly adjusting this but the flange gets abused.


thanks in advance.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/12/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I would change back to a regular wafer/pouch system...I only tried that system once and it didn't work for me. It is important that our appliances fit our lifestyles and it sounds like the floating flange isn't reliable for you.

Oh, almost forgot...Welcome to Healing Well:)

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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with OHIO76 try some other types. I finally found the style of my dreams, I think. Have to give the week of my life test like I have all the others. Seriously this one has passed all the tests so far.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
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Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Trigirl~is it the Cymed one? Glad to hear:)
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