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Mickeyz wants to hear success stories
Well, I had my loop created on 4/4 and I have been struggling with leakages. I went to see my ostomy nurse and she switched me to a convex system (2 piece hollister, new image and flange with ceraplus if anyone needs to know) and I haven't leaked since. She also had me use a barrier ring which I never needed with the loop before. But it works and I'm happy. Changing the bag no longer results in a nervous breakdown for me. The end ileostomy only needed the flat flanges and that was it. I bought stoma cutters online in three different sizes because I'm horrible at cutting the stoma hole with my hands.. They always come out edgy and awful. I love the stoma cutter it makes perfect holes. Three different sizes because my end ileostomy shrank. Now I only use the biggest one with the ring.
UC since 2002
J-Pouch creation 4/4/2019