I recently had another surgery and my stoma is way more active than it used to be. I have always used the closed end pouches because I hate clips and because they have a nice soft cloth cover which helps because I'm fairly active and tend to sweat.
I recently decided I should try some drainable pouches because changing the closed end is leading to more accidents in the rest room because of the high activity of my stoma.
Anyway, to get to the point. I don't have any of the catalogs and it's been many years since I've sold these types of supplies so I'm wondering if any of you wear the product I'm looking for.
I wear the Convatec 2 piece system, so would prefer the snap on, 1 3/4" flange fitting pouches. My supplier sent samples but I'm not happy with them. First off, they have filters which DO NOT work when your output is pretty much all liquid. Secondly, the "cloth" cover is really just a woven plastic which sticks to my skin. I can probably get used to the velcro, roll up, openingings instead of the clips.
Does Convatec make the drainable without the filter? I know they used to, but even in the hospital it's all they had. And no, I don't want to have to tape over the darn thing every time I put one on.
Does any of the companies make a drainable with the same (or better) nice soft cover that the closed end pouch has? I thought Hollister used to make one, and some of their products can be used with the Convatec 2 piece.
I'd appreciate any info, thanks for your help.
49 years old, Crohn's Disease
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.