I am wearing a two piece convex HOllister with no tape. I found I was allergic to tape about 2 months after I got my ostomy, and now I wear a wafer made of pectin. I have tried MULTIPLE products and this is the only one that doesn't leak or severely irritate my skin. Not many companies have options for people with sensitive skin like mine. I am fairly sure it's yeast as I've seen 3 WOCNs now and they think that, and also every time I'm on diflucan it gets better, and if it were an allergic reaction that would not be the case.
I have not had the last surgery yet. It's the 20th, which is a Thursday. It'll be outpatient and if all is well I think I should be back to work by that Monday. I can't stand to be away from my students so I really hope this can be the end of this. I'm thoroughly sick of all of these complications and ready for a regular life.
Thank you for checking on me :)
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).