With Cymed you cannot use the normal prep supplies. You just cut, stick and go...(and of course say a prayer that your stool doesn't eat through the wafer that is as thin as plastic wrap, literally). Changing was a huge pain! I had already pre-cut the wafer so I just needed to stick it on. However, since I had just changed that morning and I applied an Eakin seal, the Eakin was stuck to my skin like glue. The only thing I had to remove the Eakin was tp. Unfortunately, the more I wiped the Eakin off the more the tp suck to the Eakin. So, I was sitting in this stall with Eakin, tp, and poop stuck to my skin. What to do? I need some adhesive wipes...but, DUH, they were in the car in the parking lot. So, I tried the next best thing...spit (it was all I had). I tried to spit on the tp and see if the moist tp would wipe the Eakin off. That helped a little. Then I just scaped the rest off my with fingernails. Finally, when I got as much off as I could I just stuck the new wafer on and applied the bag. PHEW! I was finished. Now, I am going to bed with this new bag and wafer but I am REALLY NERVOUS! I put plastic all over my mattress and I put towels down on my side of the bed. I really like this bag so I am trying to make this work.
Trust me Ash, if you ever need to change in a public bathroom, you will be able to figure out what to do. You'd be amazed at how creative you can get.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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