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   Posted 6/17/2011 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I was thinking how nice it would be if people with permanent ostomies could somehow get a ring, like what's on a flange, implanted under their skin around the stoma. So the pouch would just snap onto that: no leaks, no irritating adhesives, no complicated pouch changes. What do you think, does this even sound plausible? I feel like it's a similar concept to the "ports" that are placed under the skin of pediatric cancer patients, but those have big infection risks, so maybe it's not such a good idea. And the body might reject it like a transplant organ. But it'd be cool if some researchers would look into it, woulldn't it?

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   Posted 6/17/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds a good thought, just I think the risk of infection like you just mentioned could be a 'no no' in having this done if it was ever decided to try.
I often feel we should all have a sort of 'Tap' this would then stop having to have the needles all the time for the blood tests, but, infection there could creep into it.

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   Posted 6/19/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I loe the thought!! I don't like the infection idea, but I might be a ginea pig for that concept.
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
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   Posted 6/19/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought about something similar back when i first got my colostomy and was dealing with leaks and irritation from adhesives as well. I was thinking if they put metal plates in ppls skulls and pins in their legs then maybe they could do a metal plate on the abdomen and use an adhesive bag. I think the main problem is that since its on the outside, it would have to grow with you and need to bend as well since its on the stomach and we move and bend and grow larger from time to time. Its a nice theory, but I think we are a long way away from developing something that would actually work. (unfortunately) I think your idea is more plausible than mine though!
-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 step 1 of 2 3/21/11
-Takedown 6/13/11

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   Posted 6/24/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   

You may be on to something more than you know......

First, there is a procedure right now called the BCIR where there are no appliances except a drain tube that is inserted to "intubate" as they call it. And, yes, I just met a real life person (at an ostomy support meeting) who has a BCIR..he's had it for 10 years almost (since 2002) and he seems to be doing very well...

Also, there are two companies working on something similar to what you are talking about where there is some type of metal device in/on the body and the person only has to empty 3-4 times a day...it will be interesting to see how that works out.

Finally, as far as osotomy appliances go, we are "lucky" to have had our surgeries now...as, a few years ago, there weren't as many products or options for ostomates....and, without getting into a long post...there are several new products coming out (in the next 6-18 months) that will probably result in much longer wear times for most folks..they are pretty amazing with the flexibility they have...


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   Posted 6/25/2011 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Shaz has some pics on her website of earlier ostomy products those things look like torture devices!
I think having one implanted would be great, just has some problems that would need to be worked out.
The bcir sounds great but I can't figure how you would empty out somewhere
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 6/25/2011 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
When I get some time, I will post the website of those companies....it takes some time to gather it all...and, you don't hear much about it in the news (medical or otherwise)....
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