bad sure seals anyone?

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summerstorm
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   Posted 2/13/2011 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone having trouble with their sure seals?
the last 6 or 7 i have put on have rolled up at the edges when i put them on. i haven't changed anything, still store them the same, still put them on the same, nothings changed. It's not a big deal so much because i can put a piece i cut off another one on it and it holds down but i dont like using any more than i have to.
I plan on calling them, but i was wondering if anyone else had noticed it?

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/14/2011 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
No problems here...could it be that the supply company you get them from may have stored them incorrectly???

I cut mine down to the size I like so I actually take off the edges.
Crohn’s dx 1989
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temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
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summerstorm
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   Posted 2/14/2011 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
i guess thats possible, i ordered them from that bestbuy ostomy company, but i have ordered some from them before with no problem.
how do you have enough extra room to trim them down?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
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J's Mom
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   Posted 2/15/2011 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you use the sure seals instead of Eakin seals?

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/15/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
no sure seals go on the outside of the wafer. they are like this plastic wrap kind of material that covers the wafer and keeps water out, they are the super bestest thing ever! :D
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

betsaronie
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   Posted 2/15/2011 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
mine roll up along the edge where I have to cut it to get it on right. I ordered the wrong ones, square instead of round, so I have to make it an oval (coloplast wafer) and then i cut it in half to make it easier to put on. But I think I just don't really know the best way to get them to stick to my skin so I can remove the white paper.
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/21/11

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/15/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I customize my wafer, too, to fit all my dings and dents smilewinkgrin and if I leave the Sure Seal big it messes up in those dings and dents, toosad
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!

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/15/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
i didnt know they made different shapes. I cut mine to put it on too, they are very hard to put on, but this rolling thing just started. I always have to patch and stuff, i just cant get them to fit right! i've tried both sizes.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

J's Mom
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   Posted 2/15/2011 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Summerstorm, thanks, I may have to try that for J. He is incotinent and wears a diaper. Something like that might help keep the moisture off at night so we don't "loose" his pouch almost every night.
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