My nurse switched me to a convex appliance that is pre-cut. I put the appliance right ON the skin, no more using paste/eakin and then appliance. So when I change it's...
1. Put Colopast Ostomy Powder on skin, dab with wet paper towel to make it stickable.
2. Place Hollister New Image, Flexwear convex pre-sized skin barrier with tape, over Oscar, apply pressure for a few minutes.
3. Take 1/2 an Adapt barrier ring, mould it into a ring and place around Oscar on TOP of the skin barrier.
4. I put a few drops of Hollister's Adapt lubricating deodorant into my pouch. I use Hollister's mini closed pouch with filter.
5. Then I wear the belt for a few hours to make sure everything is stuck.
I've been vigilant about
cleaning Oscar every time I feel something. Everytime I
open the pouch and clean him (everything still sit's on him/in barrier, nothing goes into pouch) I spread the barrier ring back over the part of my skin that sits slightly lower then the rest of the skin. I have to add the other half of the barrier ring about
a day and a half into wear time, and sometimes will use a little bit of paste. I get 3 days of wear time, I could go longer but it's most comfortable if I give him a fresh set of clothes every 3 days.
I don't have an ileo, Oscar is my colostomy!! I just had the surgery on Nov.23, so no motorcycle riding yet!! Living in northern Alberta, we have about
a 6 week riding season...lol. I've been assured that everything will be totally fine, so in about
4 1/2 - 5 months i'll let you know!!!
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."