I'm new to this world and have a lot of questions.
Today's concern concerns the skin my appliance is stuck to.
I use a one piece bag.
I do use a skin barrier wipe and have recently started using the paste around the stoma to help prevent leaks. I have not had a leak in a couple of weeks.
Changing my bag is something I put off and put off as long as possible. I wait until it looks like it may start leaking in a minute.
I have somewhat sensitive skin (more so in the winter but a little in the summer too) and taking the bag off hurts terribly. And the skin under it is red and irritated. I think I have micro-abbrasions like I do from wound care tape on my surgery wound.
Suggestions? This is irritating and hurting pretty much constantly.
I had my surgery on March 9th. I'm still off work due to pain and nausea. Any idea on when that calms down? I did have two blood clots, one in each lung, and a third one in my leg from groin and going down leg. So that has slowed down healing and such. Going to GP today to see what she can do for me on the wound care pain and such.