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SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/30/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw someone post about Cymed ostomy bags about 2 weeks ago, so I requested a sample. I went ahead and tried a bag and sadly have to report that it just wasnt for me. The bags look very nice, and I was quite hopeful, but this is what I found:

1) The film that attaches the bag was not comfortable on the skin.
2) They only make bags up to a maximum of 1 1/2" stoma. That happens to be my size, but it also makes the barrier ring very small.
3) It leaked in less than 24 hours.
4) The crystal pouches they give to soak up liquidy stool just make a huge mess inside the pouch making it difficult to drain.
5) They lacked a selection of pre cut bags with the clipless drain.

Anyways, I'm not saying they wouldnt work for some people. I just found that they arent for me. I'll stick with my Hollister 1 piece.

Trigirl
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 768
   Posted 11/30/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh bummer!! That film is one thing I liked about the flange. Of course my stoma is very small so that's a difference.

I'm the one that wrote about them. I never put the crystals in the pouch to try that yet. I don't mind thinner so it comes out easier.

You should write the company and tell them. I have done it for each company that sent me some free samples. I figured that was the least I could do for the freebies.

I seriously tried them all and made specific comments on problems I had.

I dream of the days nothing goes wrong when I 'm wearing one. Like I said Cymed is comfortable and has worked. I haven't bought tons of supplies of it yet, but leaning that way. Hopefully I can get them with the subsidy.

Hope you do find the perfect one and them tell me what it is and why. I'm thinking of doing serious research on this topic.
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SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 11/30/2009 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Trigirl. Yeah, Im definitly not trying to steer anybody away from them. It was just my experience. I was actually really hopeful that it would be a good match for me. Anything to make an ostomates life easier goes a long ways.

Im having a surgery on Thursday, so my stoma will change. After it shrinks down Ill try out some other products. So far I like my Holister one piece bags.

John
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