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   Posted 10/16/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I phoned hollister this morning and as per usual didn't get through to anyone with a definitive answer, but when I told the person I talked to that my stoma was 7" wide and 4 1/2" up and down and protruded about 2"  I must have blown her away. She could not believe that it ws as large as that.  I tried to talk to an ostomy nurse, there, but they were all gone to lunch.  I will try again.  I thinkk thoough that the stoma is just too big for the pouch and when it gets some gas it just pops the bag off.  I am getting sort of P>O'ed.  It gets so dang messy.  Besides the stoma hurts a lot of the time.  I went to my GP for a flu shot and we talked about this.  He suggested that I see another surgeon and recommended one and made an appointment for me next Thursday.  Surgery is a very poor option considering the status of my heart and lungs, but I did get my on my colostomy.  I'll let you know
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   Posted 10/29/2007 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you try a convex? Its a two piece unit, with a charcoal piece and an airvent. Ask the stoma nurse if this may work for you. what do you have to lose? Goodluck, Bluz4Greeny yeah

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   Posted 10/30/2007 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried the wound management pouches? They come in some pretty big sizes and from what I can tell, they're the same as ostomy bags but not as pretty.
49 years old, Crohn's Disease   
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicadeback on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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