Trying Convatac appliance

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Trigirl
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   Posted 9/4/2011 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
So the darling lady in the ostomy department of the store where I by my supplies got me some samples of convatac because I haven't been liking my Hollister new stuff.

My Bubbles (stoma's name) is on my right side and the best spot imagineable. Saying that, I am very short person and bags that are too big are a problem sometimes. Bed I'll wear the big size so it has room in the night and doesn't inflate too big. I wear the small size and like them, but then I have to empty lots more.

Anyway to the point- these bags have interesting shape. Not straight down but slanted to the center of my body. That does not work well?!? Maybe they gave me ones for the wrong side? It bunches way to much in a pair of pants and I feel like umm...I have a guy part or something!! I know she asked which side I had my stoma on so I'm thinking it makes a difference?

Any help from those that wear this kind? Thanks for any insights you have.

80sChick
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   Posted 9/4/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't wear Convatec but are you wearing a one or two piece? If it's a two, can't you just angle to pouch so it hangs differently?

I feel you on the size thing. I like the small ones but ugh...wish there was one you could make small during the day and big during the night!!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

KBD
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   Posted 9/4/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I wear a 12" roll and lock bag, and when I want it smaller I just roll it up and put a good piece of tape on it to hold its smaller size. A 2 piece bag you can adjust it any direction you want, unless you wear a belt with it.
KBD

polishdan
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   Posted 9/5/2011 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Trigirl
Convatec has some pouches that are right or left side. What is the name and number of the pouch you are referring to? I will look it up in my Edgepark catalog.

Dan

run4pancakes
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   Posted 9/9/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the one for the right side and it was the same way! Why they make them like this, I have no idea. I guess so that it's in the middle when you are emptying but geez. I'm with you, it made me feel like I had something in my pants that doesn't belong there on this body! I also didn't like how far the tail hung down in the toilet when I was sitting and opened it to empty. I much prefer my Coloplast pouch over the Convatec one I tried.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD
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polishdan
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   Posted 9/9/2011 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
pancake
Convatec does make pouches that are not right/left side.

Dan

run4pancakes
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   Posted 9/9/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Dan. I'm pretty happy with the set up I'm using now. Hopefully just another three to four months and I will be a successful j-poucher.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Step 2 10/20/2011, Step 3 TBD
http://life-takes-guts.blogspot.com/
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