hi there, in the first few weeks i found that the smell was not so good, one food i found yielded a bad odor was fish so i dont bother with fish now - i did use M9 drops & NaScent drops & there are sprays like FreshAire made by Salts - i find now 12 months on that the odor has diminsihed considerably so i only use the drops or spray if i'm visiting or in a situation where a smell might be extra embarrasing - i sometimes keep a bathroom air freshner refill from the local supermacket in my jacket pocket just in case - overall i find it not a big problem - this is a vast improvement from my experience when with UC - i'm not fobbing you off atall atall when i say that this topic has come up before & there is wealth of responses somehwere in the past here - i think if you use the forum search with the word smell or odour you might find it - if its any colsolation you are arriving at the same questionS as we all seem to have done in the same timeframe as we all have done
re the adhesive remover, i use Apeel or Lift Plus to detatch the wafer, then i use SkinSafe protective film to wipe where the wafer covers, this seems to remove any residue off the skin, this has dried by the time i'm all cleaned up & then the new wafer seems to stick ok, i tend to warm up the wafer & seal by lying on them while detaching the old one & cleaning up & this heats the adhesive so it sticks better (i do all the changing lying down - i've just gotten used to this method) - i was also told the first 2/3 minutes after putting the new wafer is important for sticking purposes so i give the wafer a good 'massage' with my fingers for a minute or two then i'm good to go
hope this helps - cheers
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!