I notice in the UK people change the bag and wafer a lot, most change every day over there. Here in the US we will wear the wafer for a week sometimes. I would wear the snap together systems and just replace the bag when the wafer was in good shape but i wanted a clean bag. My wafer held up well for long periods, i felt more secure with a wafer that was well-attached vs a new one.
You should really contact the manufacturers and get some products shipped. Since you plan to keep your end for a while, once your healed, and it stops shrinking you can get precut wafers. The first few weeks after surgery you will probably notice the size go down a bit. Cutting it to the right size is very important, too big and your skin can burn, too small and you can block yourself. Is your stoma long or short? With a short stoma, you may need convex.
I was working on this sample list:Pouching
location/the-americas/Skin Protectants, Rings, Adhesive Remover, Odor Prevention & Elimination, Lubricant
https://torbot.com - website under construction but products available on various online retailers
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I am not sure if all are available in the UK, but you can give it a try. They are free and they usually ship quite fast. I was having a lot of fun trying products - i know that's whacky, but it is what it is!
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