There is one other manufacturer and that's Convatec. Convatec will send you free samples but you kind of need to know what your stoma is like, is it concave, or does it stick way out, etc. An ET nurse can describe your situation and you can call Convatec for free samples. I am VERY surprised that your nurse only uses on brand of product. It's not about selecting a brand but getting the right appliance to the ostomate.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free