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answers4me2
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   Posted 7/24/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
When I went to change my bag tonight, a hollister 2 piece,....after I pulled the bag off, my husband had big ole bug eyes.....he was horrified at what he was seeing. At the bottom of my stoma, the skin is GONE and it is bloody and burned up.

I took a piece of that putty stuff and rolled a piece like a snake and applied it around the bottom of the stoma and then put the adapt stoma paste on the wafer before we stuck it on my skin. I am worried I may have clogged the mucous hole? Is that possible? The poop seems to be moving fine into the bag though.

It burned, but I still put the nystatin powder and allkare wipe on it 3 times, like I was told to do. I put on a convatec bag with the moldable wafer, but I am not sure if we applied it right because the stoma was getting active and we had to hurry. smhair Convatec sent me some samples.

As far as I can see, it looks like the poop must have leaked through somehow. My hole is at the bottom of my stoma, facing totally down. I guess we didn't put enough adapt paste at the bottom of the wafer last time.

I am worried about my skin and am thinking I may need to go see the stoma nurse??? Is the barrier spray better than the allkare wipes? What can I do better to prevent this from happening in the future?

On a good note, the yeast looks like it has cleared up and other than the place below the stoma, the rest of the skin looks good.




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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
 


NewShinyCD
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Total Posts : 474
   Posted 7/24/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes if I cut the hole too big my skin will get red and irritated. What I do is clean the skin then apply a good amount of the stoma powder to the irritated skin then try to get the eakin seal to cover it while I apply the wafer.
I used to use the wipes but I found out that simple warm water and pat dry with a paper towel is more than enough to make sure the wafer sticks on good.
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


answers4me2
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   Posted 7/25/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
We obviously didn't do something right as the skin has itched all night long. UGH
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
 


fish1
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   Posted 7/25/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I  use the Convtec moldable, but I do not strech it to big..just enough t go over the stoma. I also use the eaken about every third change with a hollister one piece, to change up the skin coverage.
50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
90 % of colon removed 2005 The rest 2-23-10
Illistomy  Feb-23-10
Fishing in the Kayak somewhere the rest of my Life!
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/26/2010 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Make sure you are not covering the bottom hole when you put the wafer on...this is easier with a two piece so you can see:)

You may be using too much stuff...I use a motto of 'less is more'...and paste really does nothing to protect your skin:( The Eakin/Adapt rings do a much better job. You can apply the ring to your wafer and apply...and make sure you dust off the extra powder so you get a good seal.

If you can get an appointment...go see a WOC Nurse...it couldn't hurt!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Allison77
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   Posted 7/26/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a terrible time out of surgery with burned skin. It was so bad that I now have an area that is hardened scar tissue. What saved me?? Every time I change I use 2 thin layers of 3M liquid bandaid. It dosen't sting, is breathable, everything adheres to it wonderfully and it protects any skin that might become exposed.

-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."


springostomy
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   Posted 7/26/2010 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Allie - great idea. Does the 3M liquid bandade make the pouch stay on better in the summer heat? I'm droppin pouches in the heat like a madman (and it's making me mad, man) tongue

answers4me2
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 1325
   Posted 7/27/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Can you buy the liquid bandaid at walmart? And the skin that is eroded is right under my stoma...so close, it almost looks like a part of my stoma. Can the liquid bandaid get on the stoma without hurting it? Thanks
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
 


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
what's a WOC nurse?

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis

07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy


Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 7/27/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
spring, not sure, I put the LBA on and cover it with an Eakin Seal. It always holds for me. I changed last Tuesday and just changed this morning, so got 7 days, 26-30 C days and LOTS of swimming and everything was fine.
answers- you sure can!!! it dosen't have to be the 3M brand, any liquid bandaid that is NO STING (any skin abraisons will sting if you use stuff that is not "no sting") will work. The moisture from your stoma will wear off any liquid you get on it. I apply about 10 drops around my stoma (Oscar is a colostomy) and use a q-tip to even everything out, brushing up against my stoma. When I heard of this I was willing to try everything and anything and it worked for me. Give it a shot!

-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."


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/27/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
WOC Nurse = ET nurse = stoma nurse smurf
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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