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
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy