Heh, I'll bookmark that "In Case Of Zombie Attack" link, too.
I think the main problem with condoms for me (apart from the minor embarrassment of buying them <_<) would be getting it to stay on. Mine is pretty much at its widest at the base. I'd like to try though; it just would be nice to be able to let the skin breathe for a couple of hours each day.
Thanks for the recommendation! My stoma nurse was going to order some Salt bags for me to try, but they haven't arrived yet. Just googled Dermacol and I see it's a kind of collar: I'm seeing the nurse tomorrow, so I'll definitely ask if she can order that for me.
@Probiotic - I still haven't read World War Z >_<. I'm gonna order that and put it on my kindle: enough is enough. I can't consider myself a true Zombie aficionado until I've read WWZ. Do like the Walking Dead, though: waiting for the 3rd series to come onto British TV. (If Sky have bought the rights to it, like it has with so many other US shows, I'll have to buy the boxset :-/) Also, if you're into video games at all, the Walking Dead videogame is meant to be really good. I'm gonna get the game at some point.
(Back to Wriskli again): Colostomy bags on a 2-piece sound like a good idea. Wouldn't you get through several bags a day though? I do like the idea, though, as I don't much like draining and cleaning the bag - not several times a day at any rate.
(And back to Pro): There is no surefire secret. In time you'll probably find that your stoma is a lot more active at certain periods of the day than others. Mine is most active in the evening after dinner. So I wouldn't change it at 8pm unless I had no choice. I'd probably be best off changing it at 7am, but I'm never up at that time... :-/ So I change it in the afternoon or late evening and hope for the best.
Edit: It is really a shame that there isn't enough money in this market. I think there are many relatively easy fixes form some problems, like "backing" out the output or pancaking. IMO that is why the bags themselves arent as advanced as they could be.
I agree with this. I can't help wondering why we don't have better solutions for ostomies, really. I'm tired now and not putting it very well, plus I do not have an inventor's mind. If I did, I would try to invent a better solution myself.
Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 5/22/2013 3:45:59 PM (GMT-6)