I use the Hollister two piece new image system, and have for about a month. I started with the coloplast sensura system, but had to change because of a bad skin irritation.
I dont think I am having better luck with this Hollister two piece. I use use just the two pieces, nothing else. I know you all talk about all of these products, but I am not familiar with them at this point. If you're familiar with this hollister system, it has a bottom piece that you stick onto your skin. Then, for the bag part, you peel away this waxy stuff to make a mold around your stoma, which is supposed to adhere to your stoma. You attach this top piece to the bottom piece via a snap closure. Well, since using this system, I've had a few holes in the bags, one leak that seemed to leak underneath the skin adhesive and the plastic snap part, but worst of all, I woke up this morning to find that my bag literally popped off during the night, and, needless to say, the bed wasn't pretty, and neither were my husband and me. Great way to start the new year!!!
What am I doing wrong? I am not really a restless sleeper, but I did eat more than normal last night. Are there other pieces I should be using? I'm sick of changing appliances, but sicker of cleaning up nasty smelly messes!!! Yes, I am seeing my stoma nurse soon, but in the interim, does anyone have advice?
Ps, I am going back to work tomorrow, yuck, and I do not want this to happen there!!!
Thanks for your help, as I am still new to this!
43 years old female
Salmonella - 1996, Appendectomy - 1998
Dx Crohns Colitis in entire colon, rectum - 2000
Hypersensitive/Allergic to: Asacol/Pentasa/Budonside/6MP/Humira/Remicade/Cycloporine, Methotrexate/Tysabri/foams, and more
Also tried various diets, human whipworm, didn't work
Past meds that worked: Cipro, pred
Total proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy - Nov 7, 2012