I found the cut-to-fit appliances to be okay in the hospital but had an ET nurse evaluate me at home for something with a better fit. Your stoma could be slightly recessed which would necessitate a convex wafer. Your insurance company should be providing a visiting ET nurse to make evaluations based on your physiology. Typically you should get 4-5 days wear out of a wafer.
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