Re: Colostomy bags
I'm glad your friend is having an easy time of it. A few things you might pass along are -
As the surgery heals the stoma can shrink so he needs to make sure the flange isn't exposing too much skin around the base of the stoma.
Also as he starts getting back to his regular activity there might be a product that would suit him better. Most of the manufacturers - Convatec, Coloplast, Hollister, Nu-Hope, Cymed (I'm sure there are other small ones I'm not aware of) will send out samples of their various styles. This is the way to go as one really needs to test drive the various products and combinations to find the best one for them.
Don't take what the hospital recommends as the only product to use. There are many different set-ups available. One or two-piece, soft or stiff flanges, closed or drainable pouches, snap on or adhesive couplings, filters or not, etc., etc.
I'm so glad his surgery went well! Pass along my best wishes for his speedy recovery.
Last edited by West Coast Girl; 02-03-2011 at 12:31 PM.