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Christine1946
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   Posted 7/22/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My ostomy nurse ordered the Hollister one piece fold and seal ostomy bags with the filter. I already received my shipment but then I tried the Coloplast bags they sent as samples and I like them better. They are much easier to empty. Would it be a problem if I switched to Coloplast next month? Or do the insurance companies frown on that?

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/22/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I dunno. I order my stuff on ebay, cause the medical supply stores are expensive (I have a $5000 deductible LOL).

Personally I hated the one piece hollister bags, but the one piece coloplast bags were very nice. I soon switched to 2 piece hollister opaque bags and I love them.
Also sure seals are expensive >:(
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


Scrap Girl
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   Posted 7/22/2010 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Christine you can switch every time if you want. I'm a big fan of Coloplast 2-pieces and I hate the opening of the Hollister bags. It was a nightmare every time I had to empty those. Glad you are doing so well.

Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
 
Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, Rectal Meds, Remicade, Humira
 
Now UC Free!
First step of j-pouch - April 1, 2010
Second Step - 9/14/10
Third Step - TBD


summerstorm
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   Posted 7/22/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
you should be able to switch, but i like the hollister two piece
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
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NewShinyCD
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   Posted 7/22/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
What I do with the hollister bags is trim the bottom edge where you empty it. I dunno why they put that stupid thin plastic edge down there.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/23/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Christine~You can change when ever you want!! The supplier may verify with your doc...but they always approve it. You can even exchange the unopened boxes of your Hollister for the Coloplast smilewinkgrin

Personally, I think two piece are easier to use since you can actually see your stoma when applying the wafer yeah
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Christine1946
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   Posted 7/23/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I never tried the Convatec. But I do like the Coloplast. All this stuff can drive ya nuts.

SocalJohn
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   Posted 7/23/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Its okay to switch, but stay on top of your supply company. Mine sucks, and if I make a modification it can take them weeks to get their $hit together. They do have to get a new insurance auth for different supplies.

Christine1946
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   Posted 7/24/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
taking that cruise on Sept 11th to Nova Scotia. We cancelled it when I decided to have the surgery because I didn't know what to expect or how long it would take me to feel well.

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 7/24/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Christine I am so happy for you.
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
 
Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, Rectal Meds, Remicade, Humira
 
Now UC Free!
First step of j-pouch - April 1, 2010
Second Step - 9/14/10
Third Step - TBD


polishdan
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   Posted 7/24/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
All,
I have only used Convatec clear one piece with the tail clip. How do you clean the tail after empying with the closures rhat are velcro and roll up? I have had samples and don't see how to squeeze the pre-poop out of the bag.

Dan

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/24/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
polishdan~It takes a little getting used to but they are so nice!!! You still use a clear pouch? The opaque ones w/covers are nice since you cannot see the contents:)

Christine~have a great time at the shore and go on the cruise!!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


polishdan
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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
OHIO76
Clear pouch.....I prefer to see what is in it.
But, how do you clean the tail end with velcro before you roll it up?

Dan

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
you just stick toilet paper up in there and clean it out, its really easy
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Dan~I was gonna say "a big wad of tp!!" but summerstorm beat me to it cool

I pretty much stick it in and do one circle and it's clean...sometimes I might have to get a smaller piece for something stubborn but that's rare.

Have you tried a sample? Each brand's end is different and I prefer Hollister but I use Coloplast because the wafer works better for me.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Allison77
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   Posted 7/26/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Oooooooo Nova Scotia.....Just got back from NS. So beautiful!!
Ron, one piece or two piece? Thinking of trying.....

-Allie
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."


Allison77
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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
<- making grocery list now...*hugs to Ron*
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."


cleo35
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   Posted 8/11/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Nascar, how long does the whole procedure take you?

cleo35
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   Posted 8/11/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Nascar, how long does the whole procedure take you?

Christine1946
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   Posted 8/11/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, Nascar this seems like a long process. Today I put on the one piece Coloplast with filter #15623. It has a convex (hope that is the correct term) wafer. So far, keeping fingers crossed, it is not leaking. I still have some irritation but the Nystop seems to be doing the trick.

answers4me2
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   Posted 8/11/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I changed my bag yesterday and I used one of my samples...it was a convatec and I love it. It has a moldable wafer that you shape to your stoma and the wafer stuck to my skin very well. The part that I molded around my wafer turtle necked up around the stoma and it seems that it will do a good job keeping the poop away from my skin. The only thing I hated was it did not have a floating flange and I found it painful to push it onto my abdomen. OUCH When I called Convatec, they told me they have an insert that I can use that will make it a floating flange, so samples are on their way.

I like Hollister too, but the moldable wafer is awesome....Christine, you need to request samples from Convatec...tell them you want samples of the moldable wafer and the insert to make it a floating flange.

I tried Coloplast, but for some odd reason, the wafer will not stick to my skin....I even heated it up with a hair dryer and it still wouldn't stick.
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy
Take-Down-TBA
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 8/11/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Tracy...hmm...wonder why it won't stick to your skin. Is your skin dry before you put it on?

answers4me2
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   Posted 8/11/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, my skin was totally dry and I have not had issues with Hollister or Convatec wafers sticking to my skin. It seemed weird to me that the coloplast did not have the paper tape part around the outside of the barrier....
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy
Take-Down-TBA
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/12/2010 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
answers~that is the BEST part of the Coloplast! That paper tape is unnecessary and I actually cut it off when I wore Convatec!

Ask for another sample...maybe is was defective.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

burnabygirl
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   Posted 8/12/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My skin is sensitive to both the paper tapes of Hollister and Convatec. And it doesn't like the edge of Coloplast's "plastic'-like flange cutting into it. I finally settled down with the tapeless flange of Convatec. It feels great!
It took me 4 months to finally find the right flange but it's worth it.
Ironically, I don't have any problem with the skin around my stoma.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly. Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare for 1 year till Nov 2008.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Previous medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk suppositories, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 4/day, Entocort enema, Azathioprine, 6MP

Supplements: Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Omega 3, psyllium capsules (Metamucil).

Flared since July 2009. Hospitalized from Nov 22 to Dec 14, 2009. Discharged with Prednisone and Cyclosporine. Hospitalized again on March 15, 2010. Had surgery on March 26, opted for permanent ileostomy and now live a new life.
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