Hi Wrap - HaHa, I liked that.
I am new at this; got my ileo not quite 2 months ago. It's a loop, and I had a J Pouch built, but now reversal is on hold while I have chemo.
So I have no experience with how the bags once were. But as I've tried to find something that works, I've tried Coloplast, Convatec and Hollister, and none of the filters have really worked. It sounds as though you are not using drainable bags? All the ones I've tried are drainable, so it's easy to burp the bag from the bottom of it, when using the toilet, without messing with the wafer.
Somehow it doesn't surprise me that "details" on ostomy bags, like so many other products out there, might not be crafted as well as they used to be, as companies try to save on production costs.
Age 61. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Step One surgery on 12/28/17.
Prior meds: sulfasalizine, Asacol, Delzicol, Lialda,
6 MP, Humira.
Metamucil - 2 doses/day for 34 years.
two hips replaced thanks to pred.
Bentyl as needed as of 8/31/17