Don't get too caught up with worrying, things will heal and get easier. Getting up a few times a night is probably a lot, but at this point, you're so new to things, it may be normal. I'd ask the nurse. Has she had you try any products other than the ones you left the hospital with? I left in a sensura system or something, but my nurse came with a bunch of other samples. I also went on all the sites, coloplast, convatec, hollister, I actually have a big list i can paste below. You can go to these sites and request samples as you please. The nurse is great when you're healing, but once you adapt, you will want to try things yourself and not have them over your shoulder telling you what to do. My nurse helped me a ton, but my stoma was short and I needed convex. I learnt that from the nurse at convatec when I called for supplies. I personally preferred the 2 piece systems with the detachable bags myself. The benefit of that is, once you get the wafer on, and it's secure, you can swap the bag out. My wafer would last 7 days or so with my end ileo. With the loop, i was at a loss. I had no luck getting anything to work as intended. The 2 piece is good because there are different types of bags, bigger and smaller. You might benefit from a bigger bag when sleeping if you're getting up multiple times... It's all temporary, so keep your chin up!
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