Hi Tracy...wow you sure are having problems. Maybe the hernia is causing these issues. I only use the one piece. The ostomy nurse showed me the two piece system of the Coloplast and it was too much effort for my pea brain to absorb. It looked like a hassle to get them on and off. The one piece is a snap.
It's a shame they just didn't do the total colectomy with end ileo the first time around on you. I cannot imagine having to undergo another operation.
Very proud of you girl....no smoking! My daughter's boyfriend stopped a few months ago too and he's doing great. His dad died of lung cancer at age 61 back in September, so I think that scared him.
I'm doing really well. Saw my surgeon last Tuesday. He wanted to make sure I wasn't having any more problems inside the anus. I thought I had a hemmie but he said it was a skin flap and gave me a salve to put on it. The name escapes me now but it starts with a C. It gives a cooling sensation. He said there is no need to come back unless I start to have problems, which he doesn't anticipate.
Now I am having teeth problems. The dentist did root canal, which was under a cap, so the cap had to be removed. Then, he said he couldn't "find" one of the roots. This was sheer torture. Well, it took three visits to this dentist, he put the cap back on and I still can't eat on that side. He better do something because I paid him $625! If he has to pull it and put a plate in there, I want it done for free. I'm starting to think this guy is a moron.