@polishdan - Yes, I tried the BCT, but it didn't really help in healing/protecting the skin, unfortunately. The barrier rings are not perfect, but seem to help the most. It's too early to tell about
the steroid cream yet: I think it is helping, but I probably need to change the bag every day while I'm using it.
I think I have another duff batch. I ended up changing the bag last night and then this morning as well, because there was a breach in that
bag. Luckily it was not a bad one, and so no mess had been made, but I still couldn't just leave it as it was. This morning I tried flattening out an Eakin seal, so I'll see how that goes.
@ActiveUCer - They're two separate things. With every bag I have tried, the inner part invariably turns to melted wax, but the peeling of the wafer just refers to the Salts 1-piece. It's annoying, as they don't do it every time, and in every other way I like them. Just wish they stuck a tad better.
I think I've heard of the strips you've mentioned and will order some. Microtape works quite well, but can irritate my skin a bit.
I dunno what to do about
the output. The skin is uneven around the stoma, so that probably doesn't help. Might try paste: haven't tried that before.
Edit: Oops, PoucherinTO, your post wasn't there before I replied. Hang on while I read and catch up... >.>
Edit II: Cheers for a helpful post. Your stoma is a very similar size to mine, except mine is wider than it is long (29mm across, 26mm down, roughly, but that might not be exactly right). The half circle sounds like it might actually work, so I'll give that a go. Pro-tip: don't try wrapping kitchen foil around yoru stoma. Disaster that was.
Might as well ask here... Is it okay to use barrier seals on convex bags? My stoma nurse told me not to use them on convex bags, but skipping the seals just made the skin around my stoma much worse. She has sent me a few more convex bags, which I would like to try.
I will look up the Coloplast XPro bag. Sounds good! I sometimes have thin output. Not always, but I seem to be getting more of it than I used to. That said, I know it's not good for the lifetime of the bag, but it does make it a lot easier to empty - yeah, I'm that lazy; the less effort, the better! ¬_¬
I should have no problems getting hold of Coloplast in the UK, though I do appreciate your kind offer. My only worry is that I will put it off (because I hate talking on the telephone to the point of it being almost a phobia), but I need to get over this fear/dislike of mine and just call on Monday.
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