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Crohned
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I am using the Hollister two peice drainable pouch.  They come with a sheet of "filter covers" that you are supposed to apply when swimming or bathing.  This supposably protects the filter and you remove it after you are done soaking.  I have yet to experience a successful removal of sticker and still be able to wear the bag without it leaking.  The filter in the top always starts leaking and it drives me crazy.  My solution has been to just remove the bag when bathing but then I'm constantly wiping up the stoma.  Gone are the days of soaking in the tub, stress-free, relaxing and enjoying.
 
What about the little stoma caps....are those helpful for bathing? 
Crohn's/Colitis 2003.  Remicaid worked for 1 year remission,  Dipentum, FishOil, 6-MP, Vitamins, weaning prednisone!!,
Subtotal Colectomy w/ Ileostomy May 16 2007  
 


Shaz032
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   Posted 7/10/2007 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have an ileostomy and find filters useless after the first night. I think that by lieing down (which you possibly do in the bath too) stool gets to the filter and clogs it up so while the sticker may prevent water getting to the filter from the outside, it's clogging up anyway cos your liquid like stool is clogging it up from the inside.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
 
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badbaggirl
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 275
   Posted 7/10/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I currently am using the two piece Hollisters too, but quit using the ones with a filter because of that. I purchased a box of tiny closed end bags (also from Hollister) that I put on while bathing. If the output is just a little during the bath, I just rinse it out real good and save it for next time or just toss it! Sure beats drying my regular one (I like the cloth ones). I WILL NOT give up on my tub time ...

Now, I am thinking about going to a one piece just because it sticks out like crazy, so this may create a problem!

Glad Bag
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/10/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
i have the filters too, but they tend to clog like mentioned above after a day or so.......

as for bathing, swimming, etc....

i just swim or bath like normal with my regular filtered bag attached without the filter sticker or anything special. I have not noticed any water getting in from the outside, so i don't think it is a big deal. You see, water may be able to get in, but there is no air flow to suck the water in, so it doesn't happen too much......

as for lower profile bags, i would love one that is not as big so it would be easier to hide...

the other day i was in the jacuzzi at my apartment, talking fairly succesfully to this single girl i had just met while in the hot tub....

she left kind of in a hurry, was it something i said or did she see my bag and get freeked out? i have no idea......
"I like rice....rice is great if you are hungry and want 2000 of something...."

"I like blackjack....but i/m not addicted to gambling....I'm addicted to sitting in a semicircle"

"I don't have a girlfriend....but i know a lady who would be upset if she heard me say that"

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awesomeame
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   Posted 7/11/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i just throw those stickers out when i open the box. the filter gets clogged within a couple hours anyway. i have never had the filter leak before though?? odd

as for the girl in the hottub...so far, i've found girls don't care about the bag. all the ones i've dated since having surgery just cared that >I< was ok with it. so i think it's safe to say it was your personality that scared her off, ha! :) or maybe she had an appt to get to, who knows! better luck next time

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


Glad Bag
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   Posted 7/12/2007 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
stacy you rule! wanna go out sometime?

if you are ever in LA? see my post about the magic castle.....

and Matt....you are my role model....so far it's been three months and I have made it through the tough talk with only one girl, so i know it can be done......but keep it up dude....good form!
"I like rice....rice is great if you are hungry and want 2000 of something...."

"I like blackjack....but i/m not addicted to gambling....I'm addicted to sitting in a semicircle"

"I don't have a girlfriend....but i know a lady who would be upset if she heard me say that"

Videochat with me on camfrog.com: camfrog id: natglad1


Glad Bag
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   Posted 7/13/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
hey stacy.....so obviously, i have admitted i think you are cute....but my dog Marley is cuter than yours! :0)


Chihuahua's rule! big dogs drool! haha!
"I like rice....rice is great if you are hungry and want 2000 of something...."

"I like blackjack....but i/m not addicted to gambling....I'm addicted to sitting in a semicircle"

"I don't have a girlfriend....but i know a lady who would be upset if she heard me say that"

Videochat with me on camfrog.com: camfrog id: natglad1


lolad
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 7/14/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Some of you mention "hot-tub".I have been told you cannot go in a hot-tub, the adhesive won't stick. How do you do it? I miss not using mine.

Glad Bag
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   Posted 7/16/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been getting in the hot tub regularly and the adhesive sticks fine.......make sure you empty your pouch before going in and if it starts to fill up, get out and empty it right away, so there is no pressure from the inside out on the wafer/adhesive. it actually works better after a half day or so sice you changed your puch, since the adhesive has "melted" to your skin slightly.

also, i swim all the time and have no problems....just bring a spare pouch,flange with you in case the seal does breakdown.
"I like rice....rice is great if you are hungry and want 2000 of something...."

"I like blackjack....but i/m not addicted to gambling....I'm addicted to sitting in a semicircle"

"I don't have a girlfriend....but i know a lady who would be upset if she heard me say that"

Videochat with me on camfrog.com: camfrog id: natglad1


summerstorm
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 7/17/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been wondering about the filters also, they don't seem to do much
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