ConvaTec Surfit Natura Filters

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RiddleMeThis
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   Posted 11/18/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!  As I'm still getting used to the whole ileostomy thing, I'm trying to find the appliance that fits me best.  At first I was using the Esteem Synergy by ConvaTec but I was having lots of problems with how the bag attached to the wafer.  The Surfit Natura is a snap ring, that I absolutely love!  I've just started having some problems with the filter, however.  I've noticed it with two bags so far.  The filters are actually soaking up the output like a sponge.  If I have any pressure on the bag, even a simple book, the output comes out through the tiny hole in the filter and unfortunately it has been getting on my clothes.  By the end of the second day with these two bags, the filter has been full with the output.  I generally change the entire appliance every 3-4 days and I wouldn't want to have to change the bag for just a day.  Has this happened to anyone else?  I'm not sure if it's just these two bags that it just happened to or if it's a regular occurrence with this appliance.  Anyone have any experience with it?  Also, does anyone have an appliance that they swear by?  I'm open to suggestions!
 
Thank you :)

flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/18/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
For the last 4 years, I've had really good results with the Coloplast Assura Extended Wear Wafer #2833 with cloth covered pouch #13986. It's a 2 piece system, and the pouch has a velcro closure.

The wafer stays on for a week, so I'll snap on a fresh pouch halfway through the week. All I use is some Stomahesive paste around the hole in the wafer and put it on clean, dry skin. The wafer has a built-in skin barrier, so my skin stays nice underneath.

I have spent the day swimming at a waterpark and still get 7 days wear time with these wafers. For me, they have been great! Coloplast Assura Extended Wear also comes in a convex wafer, if your stoma needs a little lift. :-)

I remove it with a Smith & Nephew adhesive Remove wipe and clean the skin in the shower with Dove soap for sensitive skin. Sometimes I'll put a little bit of Calmoseptine Ointment on the skin right around the stoma to protect it from getting any output on it.

It's worth giving it a try to see if it works for you, too! If you go on the Coloplast.com website, you can call them and ask for free samples.

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

WeirdBeard
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   Posted 11/18/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
The filter problem is common. The only ostomy product with a decent filter is Hollister. However, they have had some quality control problems lately. So after a brief flirtation with Marlen, I now use the Coloplast SenSura Flex 2-piece system.

The filter on these clogs after a day or two, but does not leak at all. So I install osto-ez-vents on the pouches so that I can let out gas when I need to - it is not a filter, just a hole with a cap. If you have an ileostomy, the wet output is a problem for any filter.

The Coloplast products are very nice, and they have a nice wide opening that is easy to clean.

It is very easy to get samples of any of these products - you can call or request them on their websites.

Hang in there.

Shiney
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   Posted 11/19/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE the Coloplast Assura / Sensura system. It's comfy in the Florida heat and I get 5 - 7 days of wear. And YES, they are very generous with the samples at the manufacturer and also have ET nurses that will be glad to talk you through any problems or make recommendations on products to use.
Crohn's since 1990. Bowel resection few years later then sub total colectomy / ileostomy in 1996. Ileostomy reversed in 2000. I did real well on Remicade when I flared up a couple years after the reversal. After Remicade failed me, I had ileostomy surgery AGAIN Feb 2008. Currently working towards remission once again. One day at a time!

RiddleMeThis
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   Posted 11/20/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! Well it looks like the majority is clear here...I'm definitely going to have to order some Coloplast samples! I have noticed that ConvaTec is kind of stingy on their samples, which I wasn't too happy about. How do you guys think Eakin Seals will work with with the Assura / Sensura system? I guess I'm just looking for the perfect system for me...not sure if it exists though! Thank you for all of your help everyone! You're all great!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/21/2010 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You will find the right system for you. I have used Eakin Seals with the Coloplast Assura wafers, and they work great! :-)

Good luck!

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.
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