Everything was harder for me with the loop. My end was no trouble at all. I could change my bag weekly and I didn't need any extra supplies. With my loop, even if I had all sorts of rings and tape and paste, I still couldn't get the wafer to last more than a day. A day was almost impossible. I ended up using a one-piece system because I was changing so much it was faster that way. If you're doing 3-steps, it's just something you will have to get through, and some people don't mind theirs so much. You will do fine. It wasn't easy for me but I made it.
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From Sickly to UC Free
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