Hi, I'm new here
I've had this colostomy since October of last year, so it's relatively new. For the first month, I was confined to bed pretty much 24/7 (not because of the colostomy, but for other health reasons). During that time, the wafers stayed in place, no leaks, for 3-4 days. I'm using the Hollister 2-piece system. Once I started getting up more, I experienced leaks a few times, but attributed them to my inexperience in putting on the wafers (it was done for me while I was in the hospital).
I should say that I use a wheelchair, so "getting up" means sitting up in my chair. Anyway, I have this roll in my belly which unfortunately occurs right below my stoma. No matter how I try to position the barrier, gravity takes hold and a leak occurs. I'm cleaning the area really well, drying thoroughly, applying stoma powder, then a barrier wipe, letting that dry, then applying the barrier. Now that I'm up, moving around, bending from the waist, I find I have to change every 24 - 36 hours. A day, a day and a half. Is this excessive? Is there something I can use to reduce this? I keep seeing folks talk about
an dealings seal, and about
pink tape...what are these things, and what are they used for?
I did try the Hollister adhesive paste, and the moldable rings, but they didn't seem to make much of a difference..
Post Edited (Catdancer) : 1/31/2016 3:42:27 PM (GMT-7)