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Mon, Sep 30 9:44pm · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Having had an ileostomy for 50 years, I believe I've tried just about every skin barrier product known to man. My skin is allergic to almost everything except water. I also have a burst appendix scar above my stoma and a hernia to the right of my stoma.
For me the best skin barrier product is one made by Hollister (hollister.com). I wear their appliance for at least a week and usually for up to 10 days. And yes, I shower daily. I know this wear time is not recommended, but it works for me.
Before applying the appliance I put a slim O-ring over my stoma. When applying the appliance I hold it on the skin for approximately 60 seconds and then window tape it with a silicone water proof tape. Every tape I have tried eventually ended up irritating my skin, except for this silicone water proof tape.
Following on the products, mentioned above, that I use. Go to Hollister's web site for more product and description information. I hope this is of some help.

SKIN BARRIER RINGS SLIM 2" OD 2.3 MM THICK (10/BX) #HO8815
BARRIER 2PC CTF 1" CVX CERAPLUS XTDWEAR GRN FLNG (5) #HO15302
TAPE WATERPROOF 1"X 15FT SILICONE (1) LF #SNS57230

Dec 8, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Ditto!  Medicare and Health Net allow me to receive

a 3 month supply of bags, pouches, rings, lubricants, cleaning supplies, and anything else I want to try as long as my wound care/ostomy nurse and PCP Doctor approve.

 

Sep 20, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

Total Colectomy.  The attack happened so fast that I didn’t have time to worry.  I was rushed to the hospital and surgery was performed within hours.  Luckily, I had a great GI surgeon who had previously performed the operation successfully.

 I was in the hospital for about 3-4 weeks and at home recovering for at least a month and a half.

 

Sep 20, 2017 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Digestive Health

I have had an ileostomy since 1967. Cause, Ulcerative Colitis. Lots of positive changes and developments in surgery, care and appliances since then. When I had my surgery there was very little help available. Appliances were terrible and ostomy care was practically non-existent. Todays ostomy appliance and equipment suppliers are more than willing to help new and old ostomy patients. In fact many of them have ostomy nurses on staff to help with treatment and questions. What a difference 50 years makes.