Hollister--trouble with new bag

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   Posted 1/10/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has been using Hollister two piece bags for the past three years.  Recently his supplier sent him Hollister bags that have a thicker piece of plastic that makes it more difficult to open and close.  Has anyone else found this to be true?  What did you do?

Another UC wife
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   Posted 1/10/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
We are new at this but this is the type hubby is using. He just used a new wafer and bag today from a new shipment and they seemed to snap and lock together like the others have for the past 3 weeks.
64 yr old male --suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision in 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (permanent ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

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   Posted 1/10/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Squeeeeeeeze! Sometimes they are more difficult.

I find that Hollister quality control leaves something to be desired.
29y. married with one beautiful daughter born 11/20/07
-2002 dx with severe pancolitis u/c; 12/19/08 had total colectomy; 12/25/08 emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
Feeling Fabulous Now with my ileostomy!!!!!
Pregnant with second baby due 5/26/11

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   Posted 1/12/2011 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
     You betcha Chasblah!  They also leaked on me twice!  I use the one piece Coloplast.

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   Posted 1/12/2011 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Does your coloplast have tape all around the wafer? I received two samples from them and neither has the tape. Also, are you using their clip closure? The clips they sent are HUGE and don't look very "safe".


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   Posted 1/13/2011 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Will keep my eye on the Hollister. I thought it was just me.
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy

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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I think a few manufacturers have had product adjustments...they just take a little getting used to!!

polishdan~the ones without tape are great (in my opinion) but they take some getting used to! I had to try them a few times before figuring out how to use them.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!
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