I just get as much of it off as I can with my fingers in the shower. My nurse said it was OK to leave a bit on. I used to use the adhesive remover, and that didn't work much better for me (maybe I didn't use enough), and I was having pouch sticking problems that I thought might be from adhesive remover, so I stopped using it. It's been OK.... I do have short fingernails though, wouldn't want to be getting the gunk in there if I didn't.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery