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    Java jPilot pjIRC or mIRC users so I wont go into all that again here other than saying the changeover date is September 14th and from that date there is one way and one way only to access the chat room and that will be via the new Chat tab on the message boards menu IPchat is powered by Ajax which powers the Facebook chat plugins It s incredibly fast loading and smaller in download size Most users wont notice it loading Im sure And whilst it doesn t have all the features of IRC such as Stats pages and Pooh the bot it has all the important stuff like ops private messaging ignore and so on We had a test of the IPchat about 6 months ago I think it was and it was very successful and the feedback from that convinced me that it would help more new blood into the chat and enable more people to enjoy reap the benefits of that The Main Site The main site continues to play the part of being most peoples first impression of Ostomyland With that in mind I felt the site s look needed to look more professional and less bloggy which is a hard task when i we re not professional in any way shape or form and ii the site is powered by WordPress the world s best known blogging software In July the new look launched and I m pretty pleased with it I d still like to be able to ditch the over all blog feel of the site one day but in the meantime I am very happy with the simplicity of Wordpress for authors articles writers If I had the money I would invest in having a professional webmaster write a new look for the site to give it that AAA look and feel along with a simple CMS entry submission system so Kathy and co can continue to submit articles without needing any HTML or coding knowledge the 1 plus in WordPress book if you ask me Content wise we ve been delighted to welcome some more ostomy related companies to our Manufacturer s section including Trio Healthcare who s products particularly impressed me personally after trying their samples The biggest bug bear that I have with the main site at the moment is that it s on a separate server to the forums and more importantly doesnt have the forums built in to it I ve been looking at lots of portal add ons for the board which would allow me to integrate the main site content on to pages within the board s package but sadly either the software was utterly confusing to use or just didnt do the job well enough and so look terrible I ll keep looking The Ostomyland Wiki The wiki had a large over haul just before the launch of the last SOTC post and since then it s pretty much sat there and done it s job Because I ve been working on other sections of the community I ve not had the chance to do any major content additions in it but it s on the cards as theres still so many pages we could write On the software side of things I d really like to change the Wikkia software to something else more industry standard such as Media Wiki Whilst I love the simplicity of Wikkia and it s overall look and feel I find it very frustrating that it has no in built spam prevention measures such as Captcha random letter entry confirmation for comments and registrations Over the last two months especially the wiki has been victim to a lot of automatic spam bot spamming where a bot has managed to register an account and leave comments behind After trying the only two captcha plugins community authored for Wikkia and seeing that they didnt work we ve been left with no option but to disable user registrations and lock all pages to comments That does kind of defeat the object of a Wiki but considering that so far not one person aside from Kathy or myself have joined in with the Wiki s creation process it s no major loss to the wiki or the site as a whole Wikkia does have a v2 update planned for release late this year or early 2012 so I ll give that a try then and see how things goes Spam prevention measures are promised for v2 so I can but hope the dev s deliver on that promise All that aside Im still pleased with the Wiki project I believe we re still the only Ostomy wiki on the net but I ve not looked lately so I may be incorrect thinking that But whether thats the case or not I m still pleased with the 250 pages of ostomy and bowel related content we have on there and it makes a nice little side salad to the community forums website main meal and serves its purpose well Ostomyland Conferences Events Late last year we got our first ever table at an industry event As mentioned earlier in this post thanks to Julie B and the CA we were part of their industry open day and it gaves us a great opportunity to raise the community s awareness of our website and brand Despite the fact we ve been online 13 years now there s many people who do not know of us and what we do Considering our table had to be designed sourced created and delivered in a little over a week I could not have been more pleased with the look we achieved Our new GM Sarah was at the event as was Kathy and they got a taste for it or maybe for the free sweeties who can tell So keep an eye out in the near future for more announcements about events we ll be attending as this is part of the Oland project that we really want to investigate further and hopefully it will help the community grow further still In the Works for Ostomyland Once the chat s relaunch is out of the way the immediate to do planner will be clear again However that doesn t mean we havent got plans for the future Most of them I ve already discussed in this post such as the conference attendance plans However one plan I ve not really discussed yet and is very high up the list of things I would like to do for the site is the desire to have some form of standard contact procedure for people to ask us for tech or account help especially now that there s more management staff who will be working on this side of things The initial idea is a sort of ticket service If anyone has ever contacted a software company for tech support then if you weren t directed to a forum to post then chances are you created a ticket The benefits of a ticket is that all level appropriate staff are alerted to the tickets creation So lets say User A sends a ticket asking for help with tech support on the site then his ticket would be sent to me and Kathy If User B were to send a request for accounts help then the ticket would be sent to me Kathy and Sarah allowing any one of us to step in and answer the queries I m thinking that this would give everyone a single prominent dedicated place to go for help The ticket system would not be for ostomy support though As that is peer to peer all that would still need to go through the board to the community members as more than likely we the staff would see a huge increase in the amount of queries we had to deal with personally and chances are we might not have the personal experience required to help that say another member might have So that s one thing I m keen to try and implement in a way to improve the user s experience of Ostomyland should they ever require tech support on the site or account support or need to ask how to do something on the board Another project I need to work on is actually nothing to do with front of house stuff but is instead an updated FAQ section for forum mods and admins on how to do what on the board from the staff standpoint ie edit posts move posts or thread and rename threads warn spammers and so on A lot of this has changed since v3 2 was installed so all their files need updating too That will likely take priority over the ticket system project Then theres just the main site content to freshen up and the wiki to write a major update for and the new chat room to promote around the net again and well you get the picture We ve already done so much but there s just as much still to be done if not more Main Site Stats Oland been online 4512 days Current Hits 6 731 484 Current Average Hits 01 Sept 11 to 08 Sept 11 4054 per day Unique Visitors to Site Avg per day same timeframe 1508 Main Site s Top 10 Country of Visitors Percentage Stats for Aug 2011 40 8 United States 37 0 United Kingdom 5 8 Canada 2 6 Australia 2 4 South Africa 2 4 Italy 1 2 Sweden 1 0 Cyprus 1 0 Philippines 0 8 Netherlands Board Stats Current of Board Members 3308 8 th Sept 2011 Previous SOTC entries total 2530 Jun 2010 New Members since last SoP Blog 778 on 8 th Sept over 15mths Previous SOTC entries total 375 8 months Total Posts 74724 Previous SOTC entry total 67816 No Of Posts since last SoP Blog 6908 Previous total 5880 Records Most board members online in one day 74 01 August 2010 Most board members online at once 125 23 May 2011 Awesome Key Green Broken Increased since last SoP Blog Red No Change Increase since last SoP Blog Read more 5 comments loisw s Blog A blog by loisw 1 entry 1 comment 315 views Recent Entries My upcoming fecal transplant Latest Entry My upcoming fecal transplant It s scheduled for July 1 To complicate matters my back has been acting up really bad and I hope that doesn t interfere Got an appointment at the pain clinic tomorrow I asked my infectious disease doctor if I could contact my surgeons to get a schedule to repair my hernia and have my itty bitty colon straightened but he said I d have to wait a while to make sure everything is back to normal What is normal lol This lousy bout of c diff has been going on well over a year and a half My hubby is my donor and apparently he s passed all the testing It s been over two weeks since he was tested and so far we haven t heard anything to the contrary So I guess we re good to go I went to see my primary because of my back and he said that I m the first person in their practice to have a fecal transplant so all the doctors in the group will be following me YEAH FOR ME Read more 1 comment G Ma s Blog Willo A blog by G Ma 1 entry 0 comments 312 views Recent Entries Cancer Me Thirty Years On Part One to Begin at the Beginning Latest Entry Cancer Me Thirty Years On Part One to Begin at the Beginning The realisation that it is 30 years since my cancer first manifested itself has prompted me to write this cancer blog As I am part of that small percentage that has survived thus far recurring and metaststatic cancer I feel it might offer some support and encouragement to those currently in a similar daunting situation My cancer story is long and convoluted so I shall write it in episodes as it will be easier for the reader to digest and for me to write but a word of warning it may become by the nature of my cancers more than a little graphic and as I am sure you will appreciate not the easiest of cancers to talk about I was living in Zambia with my teenage children away in the UK my elder son at university and the younger one doing his A Levels at boarding school It was 1985 and had been quite a year we had experienced a few burglaries at home a very dear friend and his companion had been killed in a road accident just outside the town and another dear friend in the UK had died quite suddenly during surgery for cancer of the spine With all the stresses I had undergone that year and with my eldest no longer eligible for free flights from the company his father worked for it is no wonder I was at a low point in my life I was divorced from my first husband and my second husband and I were struggling financially We lived a fairly hand to mouth existence with me padding out his income by selling my artwork Regular airfares were completely out of the question for us and I was working furiously and saving towards an airfare in 1987 in order to go to the UK for my elder son s 21 st birthday his graduation and Christmas Over the years I has suffered regular bouts of IBS at varying degrees so when it increased that year I just put it down to the additional stress I had been in a great deal of pain and discomfort before my younger son s Christmas visit and when I developed other symptoms I thought it was time to see my doctor who referred me to a surgeon Unfortunately he wasn t the slightest bit concerned with my symptoms and fears and I was more than a little alarmed when he didn t even examine me From my notes he declared it was haemorrhoids and didn t recommend surgery as according to him it only had a 50 success rate so he just sent me away with a prescription for some cream to apply to the affected area Going to the toilet had become increasingly painful to a point where I would have my left arm resting on the washbasin and the right hand would be clawing the wall with my fingernails sweat and tears rolling down my face and I seemed to be swinging between constipation and diarrhoea At the time I had a studio in a friend s garage and one day the urge was so great that I just had to dash to the loo ASAP I started work at 7 30am and my friend wasn t yet up and the house door still locked Unfortunately the urge was so great and the pain so excruciating that I just had to go in her garden and hoped the gardener wouldn t see me A lesion had developed just at the edge of my anus visible with the aid of a mirror and I suspected the worst but was determined not to let my son know so that he could enjoy his holiday as usual I would get back to the hospital just as soon as he left for the UK In spite of the pain I tried not to show it during the following month but was probably more demonstrative than usual in showing my love for him and telling him just how proud I was of him and his brother who was spending Christmas with my parents and just how much I cared for them The school holidays holidays over I returned to the hospital in January to see my doctor Indira By this time I could hardly sit on my seat in the hospital waiting room Indira eventually called me into her consulting room where she examined me again She shared my concern and said I must go back to see the surgeon but seeing my face she asked if I didn t want to do this I asked what would be the point when he was convinced I was only suffering from some minor ailment that could be cured with creams OK she said shall I ask George if he ll see you George was a friend and orthopaedic surgeon so it seemed highly unlikely that he would deal with colorectal matters Anyway she asked me to return to the waiting room and she would call George and see what he said A few minutes later I was called back with the news that George would see me at his clinic on Thursday He was more than a little disturbed at what he found and told me to be on the ward at 7 30am the next day where he performed a biopsy I was in such pain when I came around from the anaesthetic as I had been packed like a stuffed turkey A nurse put me into a warm bath to soften the dressing but hardly gave it time to do so when she rather brutally dragged it out I cringe at the recollection but that was only the harbinger of worse to follow George told me to wait two weeks for the results but 10 days later I received a call from him just after 5pm though he wouldn t discuss the histology report on the phone I knew at once it was bad news and I was to see him the following morning and bring my husband with me Yes it was cancer and with no treatment available in Zambia he instructed me to get to South Africa or the UK without delay time was of the essence Read more 0 comments theostomyblog s Blog A blog by theostomyblog 1 entry 1 comment 306 views Recent Entries The Second Accident but the First Real Accident Latest Entry The Second Accident but the First Real Accident hello I usually blog at www theostomyblog com but thought I d share some of my stories here with you hope you will enjoy reading After 6 weeks of hospitalization and a little vacation I was ready to go back to work My work is mainly a matter of driving out to visit private clients At first I was quite nervous about whether clients would discover my ostomy due to things like the farting the bag springing a leak or whatever else might happen That day I had folded the bag in half as you can see in the first picture in order for the ostomy bag to take up less space and I had also put an elastic bandage around my abdomen to soften the sound of any farts that might occur This combination turned out to be less than great because I just ended up sitting in my car with feces all over my shirt and pants The first meeting went very well There was no sound and nothing really to worry about although I was able to feel that stool was entering the bag Still it wasn t enough for me to have to run out and get it emptied immediately So after the first meeting I drove on to the next client Once again stool entered the bag but I hadn t considered the fact that when the bag was folded up like in the first image there wasn t room for as much feces in it The fact that the bag was folded and that I had put a bandage on meant that the stool was being squeezed out under the ostomy bag which meant that I was sitting in the car getting feces all over my shirt and pants Of course I had extra bags but I had neither clean pants nor a clean shirt with me Besides that I had about a 20 minute drive home In the end I had to call the client and tell it like it was that I had an ostomy and had had an accident in the car and I therefore needed to reschedule the meeting Of course the client was very understanding so I rushed home to take a bath Sitting there in my car with feces all over everything only a few weeks after my surgery a few thoughts went through my head One of them was that having an ostomy would be a huge burden and that I pretty much wouldn t be able to go anywhere without bringing a change of clothes Fortunately having an ostomy isn t as bad as I feared I ll be back in a later post about the things I ve done to prevent accidents until my next blog you can read more on www theostomyblog com Best regards Tonny Read more 1 comment Aliceinostoland s Blog A blog by Alice 9 entries 28 comments 612 views Recent Entries EZ vent Applying the EZ vent to my pouch Ez vent O land Anniversary Spiritual Music Latest Entry EZ vent Hello again If you read the first part of this blog you know the I managed to get things together and apply the EZ vent to my two piece Coloplast pouch system I ve managed to wear it for a full five days It was a pretty good week with some change in my diet The weather was fairly nice and I purchased quite a bit of fresh healthy vegetables which I love Well my body doesn t love them as much as I do and they tend to make things not so pleasant on the way out That being said I was still quite happy with the ez vent as it s name says it all It is 100 times quicker to pop open the cover of the vent to let air out Unfortunately It did nothing to help my vacuum issue but I will continue using the supply I purchased and keep an eye on things to hopefully find a remedy to my problem The second application of the vent was not as easy as the first If I would of read your comment Jason it would of been I managed to cut the connection of the closure part of the vent from itself but there isn t much good old tape won t fix and didn t have any problems with losing the plug to the vent Next application will be the way Jason described as it sounds less complicated and quicker too Thanks Jason Read more 1 comment Lisa4Damon A blog by Lisa4Damon 2 entries 1 comment 228 views Recent Entries Ileostomy Reversal Anxiety Ileostomy Reversal Anxiety Latest Entry Ileostomy Reversal Anxiety Ileostomy Reversal Anxiety Dearest Ostomy Community First I want to say thank you for the wonderful people of the Ostomy community great people with wonderful humor in a very serious time of life hats off to you all Now I am reaching out to you all again for support for my brother Damon who had an emergency Ileostomy over a year ago and almost lost his life Now he is finally healing his surgeon is wanting to do the reattachment since he was able to save a portion of his colon After talking with him today 10 10 14 he is riddled with anxiety He has been on the internet reading the horror stories of illeostomy reversals He is now doubting about having this done at all It took his sister me to say snap out of it make an appointment with your doctor for a real question and answer appointment and reach out and talk with those people in the Ostomy Community who have had the reversal who can talk with you about their experiences good and bad I told him that I would do my best to find anyone who would be willing to talk to him so that s why I am posting this If you have had an illeostomy reversal and are willing to speak to my brother about your experience we would be so thankful He can be reach at Damon T Tampa Florida email protected The sister Lisa T Arvada Colorado email protected Read more 0 comments Alice s Blog A blog by Alice 2 entries 2 comments 220 views Recent Entries Sen Sura Mio 2 piece system test Sen Sura Mio Latest Entry Sen Sura Mio 2 piece system test Ugh I don t want to go I have been enjoying the stress free life Vacation time is over for this month Thank you Lord I still have two more weeks to take One I hope in Sept and the last in Oct Then November will be my 20th year anniversary at the job and the four weeks kick back in for the year Sad after so long you don t get two more weeks But it is so hard to go back for me after being away Oh sorry this is about the sen sura mio I don t plan on wearing the Mio tomorrow as it is a Sunday and the job will be crowded as it is every Sunday Besides I want to see what new things they have dropped on us this week otherwise I will not pay attention to the pouch unless it has a big fail My usual change day from then is Wednesday and I hope things will of settled and it will be a good time to experience the Mio once again I have been holding off on placing my order just till I decide if it is worth getting Read more 0 comments loisw s Blog A blog by loisw 4 entries 21 comments 309 views Recent Entries A really nutty but sad story in our local newspaper This is too much lol Hypnosis Pain after changing wafer Latest Entry A really nutty but sad story in our local newspaper This article was in our local newspaper the other night The woman involved lived about 50 miles from us Hoarder crushed as floor collapsed A woman who had clutter stacked as high as the ceiling in some areas of her home was crushed to death when a floor collapsed into the basement medical officials say The state chief medical examiner s office said Beverly Mitchell 66 died of accidental and traumatic asphyxia Mitchell s body was found Saturday as crews used a backhoe to remove debris from her home She may have been dead for more than a week police said Town officials meanwhile are determining whether the home is structurally sound Authorities have said they believe the first floor collapsed under the weight of all the clutter which was stacked as high as the ceiling in some places Fire Chief Jack Casner said there were holes in the roof and water may have leaked onto the floor and weakened it End of story I just thought this was too odd not to share She must have been a real nut but she didn t deserve to die Anyhow my neighbors and I were discussing it the other day One of them mentioned that this woman had vanity plates for her car with her initials BM for Beverly Mitchell on them They said now who would want a plates with BM on it And I said I would lol They do know I have a colostomy which made it seem even funnier Read more 4 comments Shopsandy s Blog A blog by Shopsandy 1 entry 1 comment 188 views Recent Entries Burning around Ostomy Latest Entry Burning around Ostomy I ve had my ostomy since 2005 but have never blogged before In the last couple of years I have terrible burning around the site off and on Sometimes it hurts as I m having movement and sometimes constant I use a Eakin Seal with my pouch system because I have an innie stoma I was the stoma adhesive powder and anti sting spray when I change Any suggestions Read more 1 comment BendyLue s Blog A blog by BendyLue 1 entry 1 comment 189 views Recent Entries feeling lost Latest Entry feeling lost im suddenly faced with a surgery that will change my life Its happening 4 11 14 Laproscopic Abnominal Colectomy w ileorectal anastomosis I have a congenital birthdefect that caused my colon to grow in a loopy twisted path that has twisted and been bound by scar tissue another surgery to remove kidney cancer in 2010 caused much more scar tissue and now its to the point of blockages that could kill me Needless to say I scared to death I dont know much except what iv read on here about ostomy and care Im going back a forth with excitement and fear I have an out of town specialist who will be doing the procedure and iv met him 1 time ill meet him again the day before the surgery His nurse is going to talk to me then the day before i go in I feel very unprepared and the more i learn the more i realize i need to find out what this is going to do to my life Everyone tells me I will feel so much better and its a lifesaving thing i cant refuse I understand that And the pain is very hard to handle somedays I want it to stop now i am faced with this colostomy I have to get ahold of my local doctor and see if a stoma nurse can speak with me here in BEND OREGON soon Till then i would love to hear some others who have gone through this BendyLue Read more 1 comment Kay s Blog A blog by Kay 4 entries 5 comments 297 views Recent Entries To Kay s friends From Advice Please for Rash stoma arrived on 23 February From What is the best diet for an Ostomist Putt putt Latest Entry To Kay s friends Hello this is Beth Kay s granddaughter I am sorry to write that Kay has passed this morning in her sleep Thank you for all of your help and friendship you had with Kay She talked about this site often We know that it has helped her through some tough times and good troubleshooting along with hints and tips Read more 5 comments ElizabethJohnson s Blog A blog by ElizabethJohnson 1 entry 4 comments 182 views Recent Entries My Grandmas Story Latest Entry My Grandmas Story In 2004 my grandmother had surgery for a Hernia were the implanted a Mesh But there was complications and the Mesh connected to her colon and small intestines which caused A LOT of damage 2010 She had to have 8 operations to fix the damage that the mesh did Now 2014 she has an I leostomy also she had two fistula My grandmother is 74 years old and she is really having trouble coping with these She gets really frustrated because her Ostomy bag won t stay on all the time and it leaks and she has tried billions of products We need help she think she is alone in this world like she is the only person with this problem so i started this blog for her To help her see there is more people out there dealing with some of the same problems she is facing day by day At the moment she is struggling to keep her Bag connected to get body She been using the Ostomy glue and some days it will stay on for a while and others she has to change it 4 to 5 times a day if you have any advice on what products to use her what she can do just to help make it stick on there please please contact me thank you for you time Grand daughter Elizabeth Read more 4 comments Scarlet Moon s Blog A blog by Scarlet Moon 50 entries 0 comments 1888 views Recent Entries To new beginnings death and compassion The dam broke lose Relationships A little more human Latest Entry To new beginnings Looking back at 2013 wow was it a doozy We had a lot going on with our family and I had quite a year from July to now I had been busy as the summer began with landscaping and then in the blink of an eye it all exploded In May my BFF s dad had really started to take a turn for the worse and the week before Father s day he was back in the hospital and it was touch and go for awhile I just kept praying that he didn t pass that weekend He didn t and while I heard he was doing better what I didn t hear was when they planned to let him go home It was always contingent on something or another so I had suspected he was either sicker than she could accept Days turned into weeks and in mid July he passed I had been busy doing heavy lifting outside and was not feeling well for awhile but assumed it was stress related and really didn t think much of it That week in July was awful The day after my friend s dad passed was my niece s birthday And while there was excitement that she turned the big 10 it was also a difficult day as Lady my beloved cockatiel had a stroke I knew at that moment that he would be leaving me but my family was not ready for it We took him to the emergency vet and he had perked up a bit so I was advised to watch him and see The next day he didn t eat and then he suffered a second stroke that night The following morning on Thursday the 18th my sister and I took him to the vet for the final time It still breaks my heart to think about it I had spent the night of the 17th with him on my chest snuggled up in his favorite robe and said goodbye He was with me for 24 years and I really wished I could have held him as he passed Due to how they would have to put him to sleep it was not possible They usually gas birds for surgery so they gave Lady gas to put him to sleep then gave him an injection to stop his heart once he was sleeping under the gas Taking him out so I could hold him would risk waking him up and could cause him pain in those final moments so vets do not allow it While it was awful and heartbreaking to have to take that final vet visit in my heart I know it s what he wanted and that it was the right thing to do He kept looking at me like Why aren t you helping me And there was nothing I could do He couldn t stand after the second stroke and all I could do was to give him peace I loved him too much to let him linger or to face a cruel drawn out death I came home from the vet and put myself together because my friend needed me Her dad died I won t deny my heartbreak but this was her dad When I walked into the viewing room she ran up to me and nestled into the crook of my neck and finally let go As we sat on the couch and her hot tears fell onto my skin I knew I was where I belonged I had not planned to tell her about Lady until after

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    Forums Calendar Gallery Blogs Staff Online Users More Activity All Activity Search More Website More More All Activity Home Staff Staff Directory Need technical or membership help Jason D Ostomyland Founder Admin aka Trekkie Monster on the forums Please feel free to contact me for any technical issues with the forums or the Ostomyland main site including membership help reporting posts or users All ostomy support help must be posted

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  • Online Users - Ostomyland Community
    Active Display Name Filter By All Logged In 50 posts plus Admin NR Administrators Chat Op closed Founders Club Global Moderators Guests Happy Helper Members Moderator Newsletter Test Recipients Oland Crew Oland Junior Management Oland Team Ostomyland Team Social Groups Testers Spooky 2011 Testers 150BG Testers 500C Testers Founders Testers Member The 150 Bar and Grill The 500 Club VIP Members Was Chat Op in 2009 Was Jnr Man in

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  • cairnsnomad - Ostomyland Community
    how long does tending to your ostomy take cairnsnomad replied to laurence s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues This varies so much because of the different systems used I am using a closed bag have been for some time It is Coloplast Sensura Mio and I get 90 a month This is about 3 a day I use more or less according to output which varies considerably On good days I will change 3 times morning lunch and when I shower as I do so with it off This avoids skin problems here in tropical Cairns and takes about 20 minutes total of my time per day BUT if my output is too dry it pushes the pouch off and more cleaning up is required 15mins if too liquid it gets under the seal can push the pouch off and go just about everywhere change of clothes shower and much swearing later perhaps up to half an hour Especially if it happens when you re not at home I ve had this happen up to 5 times in one day My bags are pre cut and stay on better than others I ve tried Anyway good luck with trying to get a working figure and I hope you ve had a great Xmas holiday 26 Dec 2014 22 replies cairnsnomad Just logged in after about 4 months away 25 Aug 2014 0 Trekkie Monster Welcome back 25 Aug 2014 0 loisw Welcome home 25 Aug 2014 0 Alice Good to see you 10 Sep 2014 0 cairnsnomad Thank you for your Birthday messages I hope to get back with an update tomorrow 19 Apr 2014 0 cairnsnomad Thank you for your Birthday messages I hope to get back with an update tomorrow 19 Apr 2014 0 cairnsnomad Thank you

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  • JueBug23 - Ostomyland Community
    happily read it and give you an honest review Let me know how you would like to send it 29 March 11 replies Closed ostomy pouches JueBug23 replied to Queensgirl 52 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Girl I totally understand It s a messy job and not pleasant to do I trained as a nurses aide and never expected to have to perform duties for myself For drainage bags you can rinse them BUT be careful with this If you have any problems with your flange adhering to your skin you aren t going to want to introduce water next to your stoma Only the first couple inches If you roll up your tp around your finger gloved or ungloved your preference to clean around the rolled or clamped area that works nicely Baby wipes work well I prefer unscented The closed system bags I find are adisadvantage for several reasons First and foremost you have to change them After my surgery my stomach was very painful I didn t want anything extra to have to do with pressure more than once a day Second the convenience of being able to dump the bag if needed while I m running errands I don t like doing it but I have had to because my bag has filled quicker than expected That brings up another thing if your out and your bag fills and you ve forgotten to bring a replacement I think for the usual patient with a typical ostomy we are to have 4 7 empties a day I m not typical as I love coffee and my mornings are more than 6 typically and 4 or 5 in the evening The clean up isn t all that difficult once you get into a routine When I was washing my bags for my colostomy I had a cup 8 oz I ran cool water in before I sat down in the bathroom I used it to pour just a little at a time splash it around dump pour more splash dump three times It s good to have any other supplies you need for bathroom in right there handy I also bought a shower chair to have to sit in front of the stool Just in case I made a splash back on it it would be easier to clean up I don t know if any of this helps you I hope it will Wish I would have thought of Royost dishsoap bottle idea sooner I like that one But your welcome to message me here or my personal email email protected Even if you just need someone to talk to 5 March 5 replies I feel unwanted JueBug23 replied to Ricky maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues I must post to this as I am sitting in a motel room from trapping myself in my home since my first surgery 9 months ago I thought how embarrassing it would be to be

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  • Lynwlt - Ostomyland Community
    topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements I don t have permission 22 Sep 2013 7 replies Community Thoughts on the Idea of O land Being Company Sponsored Lynwlt replied to Trekkie Monster s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements Jason I think I d ask then to define undue influence Why will they not pay the full cost of running the site What happens if you decide to back out of the deal for some reason part way through the term of sponsorship Have you thought about offering the same option to other companies to see if you can better the deal I know you re not looking to make money for yourself I have complete faith in your judgement 5 Jun 2013 14 replies Jason s Dad Lynwlt replied to Kathy from England s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements Jason My deepest sympathies for your loss You and your Mum just hang on tight to eachother Much love Lynda 18 Apr 2013 20 replies Please keep Jason in your thoughts Lynwlt replied to Kathy from England s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements Thinking of them here too 16 Apr 2013 11 replies Please read Prize draw prize list confirmation hope to open event by end of weekend but it might be postponed a few weeks Lynwlt replied to Trekkie Monster s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements Jason I m sorry to hear this news I hope the surgery went well and that you and your Mum are bearing up under the strain Best wishes to all of you Lynda 9 Jan 2013 12 replies Lynwlt started following nova 28 Nov 2012 nova started following Lynwlt 28 Nov 2012 For your viewing pleasure Wedding pics Lynwlt replied to babygirl10150 s topic in

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