Glad you are feeling better. Me and my husband changed my bag, AGAIN, as the one last night just itched and itched. My skin under my stoma is also a mess. YIKES I put a piece of an eaken seal right under my wafer, I rolled it real skinny. We then put some of the paste around the
opening of the wafer. We put the paste real thick and my husband is worried it may block the stoma hole, but so far, so good. The poop is still coming out into the bag. I hope this keeps the skin protected.
I have 2 holes in my stoma, one is for poop and one is for mucous, and they are both at the very bottom of my stoma, pointing down Is yours like this? My stoma also sticks out like 1/2 of an inch. How far is yours sticking out? The stoma is still a little more than 7/8 inch. I will be glad when it settles down and I can order pre-cut wafers. It still takes us 30 minutes to change the bag....UGH I was wondering if I may need a convex wafer? I am going to call and see if the stoma nurse can see me sometime next week so I can get some advice.
It is so hot here, we are under a heat advisory and they are recommending we do not go outside unless absolutely necessary. That is very scary, especially when my doctor wants me to go back to work August 2nd. I am also shocked at the consecutive hot days. We aren't getting very much rain either and everything looks scorched. SCARY Praying for a break in this weather and for LOTS of rain.
I am still having TONS of watery, green output....but yesterday, I ate a rice krispie treat...I still had more than normal output, but it thickened it up some. It worked so well, I only had to get up once to empty my bag, and it was thicker, not pure green water. I think that was a tip from Summerstorm. Thanks Summer. I will try it again today just to be sure that it was the rice krispie treat that thickened it up, and if so, looks like I may have to add a rice krispie treat to my calorie intake and take something else away. LOL I am going to have to be careful with my food intake because I can eat ALOT of food. Before surgery, I could not eat more than a small child, now I can eat like a PIG. Oink Oink
Have a great time on your trip. You deserve it. Tracy
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