Originally Posted by kjmiller
I have no info to help you. I had my reversal a year ago. Don't know why the changed the wafer. I found using the Barrier film and the the wafer worked great as long as I cleaned well, and let the film area dry well before putting on the disk. Sorry they changed things and you are having to refigure things out. Please post back if you solve the situation, as in another year, if my digestion issues don't improve, I might be having to have an ostomy put back in.
Thank you for reading and replying to my post.The new Coloplast products ( rigid wafers ) do not work with 3M Skin Barrier film. There is an equivalent skin barrier product called All Safe by Hollister. I did not try that. Evidently the newer Coloplast products are chemically treated to bind with the skin ( in theory) and skin barrier films such as the 3M Skin Barrier acts to neutralize the adhesive capability of the wafer.
Also I found stoma paste put on the wafer like a ring close to the opening also does not work.
Fast forward, yesterday the home care nurse came with a supply of Hollister poducts. The wafers are more flexible and more easily take on the shape of the body.
Point form summary
-we continue to measure as acurately as we can the stoma size. For me it
is getting more elliptical..eventually the size stabilizes, but I am not there yet.
-because of skin redness, the nurse put on some powder, I will find out the name.
- she also applied the 3M Skin Barrier film
- she also had Aekon strips..this comes in various forms but this was like a
paste and she formed a ring close to the wafer opening.
- once the wafer was placed on with some pressure the aekon paste came snug up to the stoma and using the handle of the small scissor ( small enough) she tried packing it down carefully not touching the stoma.
- she also brought a stoma belt. This is a 1 1/4 inch wide adjustable white rubber belt which attaches on to a clip located on each side of the pouch. The belt basically wraps around your body and keeps the flange or wafer snug to the body. Be careful not to make it too tight because it can be uncomfortable and also IT CAN PULL THE POUCH OFF THE FLANGE
and you will have a royal mess!!!! I know!!! The Hollister pouches come with a snap-on mechanism. If there is enough force ( does not require much the pouch will come loose.
The Coloplast products had a release mechanism which I think is more secure.
I had a very restful sleep and the system is still holding ( almost 18 hours )!!!
I am hoping to get up to 5 days with one wafer...my record thus far is 2 1/2 days. I have had coloplast products that leaked after 2 hours!!!!
I mentioned to the nurse that I have nuclear acid it destroys everything...impossible she said.
Good luck with your diet. I do believe there is a formula that will work for you
it is simply discovering it. I go back to basics and there is far too many chemicals/steroid/fertilizers used in our foods.
All the best