Modable wafers?

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ohcountrybear
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   Posted 7/8/2011 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
The ones of you that are currently wearing the modable wafers, do you still use paste or eakin seals with them. I called and asked for samples because I am having trouble getting scissors into many of the places that I am working. Sometimes I need to go into the prison systems and work and my stoma changes according to activity so it isnt easy to cut them ahead of time. I think moldable might be my answer but didnt know whether to still us paste or not.

Another UC wife
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   Posted 7/8/2011 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband switched to the convatech SurFit moldable CONVEX type and does not use paste or seals as he did in the earlier days with the hollister new image convex wafer. For him this particular wafer is fine by itself. He was getting 7 days but now that he is back golfing twice a week and it is quite hot here in Florida he gets 5-6 days.

Maybe try one of the samples without paste or seals and see how it goes when you have a few days home and not needing to be anywhere that an unexpected change might be necessary???
Wife of 64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) & now pain free

windy city
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   Posted 7/8/2011 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I too use the convatech surfit moldable convex. After the ileostomy, I was using paste for approx. 4 months. 7-11 days wear time. Then, because of the weight that I had gained back, I started using the seals because now on the paste, I was getting 3/4 days. With the seals, I was initially getting 11 days, now 7 because of the weather. At the time of the seals, I also starting using a belt. Trial & error :-)

Serenitee
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   Posted 7/8/2011 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
OhCountryBear,

Hello, I had my ileostomy surgery in May. I started out using the moldable wafers, however I began leaking. I tried them without, with paste, and eakin seal. For some reason I just kept leaking out of it. I then tried ordering more and they messed up and sent me the kind that you use the circle examples to trace on the back of the wafer, and then cut. I thought I would hate this kind, however, I ended up doing well with this kind. I originally was having to use a lot of the eakin seal and then I began leaking and tried without anything except the barrier wipe right before i attack the wafer to my skin. So far now I haven't had any accidents for quite some time now.

I feel for you about your stoma changing size or shape, not sure which or both. How long have you had your Ostomy? After 4 weeks my stoma was at one size and it hasn't changed at all, and is perfectly round, so I am able to pre-cut and take with me. That must be difficult if your not allowed scissors into places. Strange how we take something like that for granted until your not able to do it.

I wish you all the best and do recommend trying the moldable wafer. I might have had problems at the time with mine cuz i was so new to having a stoma and really paranoid that i would mess up attaching everything. But I know that you don't have to use paste and eakin seals unless you have like an indent around your stoma.

Good Luck...
Your Healingwell Friend,
Serenitee

ohcountrybear
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   Posted 7/8/2011 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sighs, this is my 3rd ostomy, I had an ileo, then a colostomy off the sigmoid, now it is off the transverse. This is the biggest one I have had but it does seem to change and its not completely round therefore I cant use the precut ones.
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