I had an awesome stoma nurse who recommended a two piece wafer and pouch from Coloplast: wafer #2833 and pouch #13986 with ConvaTec Stomahesive paste #183910. That is all I have used from Day One, and I only change the wafer once a week and snap on a new pouch halfway through the week.
The wafer is an extended wear with built in skin barrier, so I put it on dry skin with some paste around the hole, and it stays on while showering, swimming, exercising, you name it! I've never had one leak in 5 years, so I couldn't be happier with it!
The pouch is cloth covered, so you don't see the contents, and it has a velcro closure, which makes emptying really easy. I just tuck the pouch in my underwear and forget it's there.
I also use Hollister M9 drops for odor, which are the best!
Hope that helps!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.