who wears marlen and how do you like it?

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   Posted 1/27/2011 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
how many of you wear marlen products and how do you like them.  been thinking about getting some samples to check them out.  would it be to my  advantage any one think? 

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   Posted 1/28/2011 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I am no expert...it's only been three weeks, but that's what I use. I tried hollister and coloplast. My stoma is retracted so I needed something with a deep convex. So I use their one piece system. I would prefer a two piece so it would be easier to clean the bag, but oh well. I don't like the closing system (a clip). I use a cup to clean out the end area and that works pretty well.

This was the second time I have put on the marlan. The first time I replaced after 4 days...no leaks. This one it is day 2 and feels even better than last time.

Oh, and I use the 4 inch ring. I put it directly around my stoma after I blow it with my hair dryer for a few seconds. Then I put on the marlan and press hard all over it. Then I use the hair dryer again. Then I lie down with a heating pad over me. I know, overkill, but I had so many problems I don't want to take any chances.

I just ordered samples so I could have extra. You can request from their website.
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