I can't believe they send anyone home from the hospital without having an Ostomy Nurse come to the house to help you with questions and/or problems. If you can, have a nurse come to you, they have more knowledge about
stomas than most doctors.
Eakin seals are the best invention for ostomies. You just mold it around your stoma, put on your flange or one piece pouch (which doesn't have to fit exactly or be cut exactly anymore). No more paste which doesn't hold up well for acidic ileostomies or urostomies.
And tied for first place is M9 deoderizer drops. Couldn't leave the house without them, and really, would probably be divorced if I didn't have them at home.
The second best invention is definitely the 3M No-Sting barrier wipes/spray. Saved my skin on more occasions than I can count.
25+years diagnosed with CD.
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, still on Prednisone (my worst enemy), Finally had another surgery hoping for a long remission.