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  • laurence - Ostomyland Community
    strengthening I ll see how I can adapt that Thanks And as an aside you may not want go attaching the same set up to your legs at the same time Wouldn t like to hear about you being drawn and quartered 28 February 3 replies Clare Bryant liked a post in a topic I want my six pack back 28 February I want my six pack back laurence posted a topic in General Ostomy Support Issues I m a male in my late 50 s with an ileostomy and a not too large manageable and likely permanent hernia around my stoma I ve been doing isometrics crunches and leg pull ins since probably about a year or so from my operation so some 10 years now The abdominal core is firm enough and I m not complaining but It would be good to improve it if I could and to that end I m wondering if anyone out there has had success with some other sorts of exercises strengthening drills Would appreciate the sharing P S I don t really expect to ever get the full six pack back again but I do want it to be the best it can be 27 February 3 replies 1 exercise abdominal strength I feel unwanted laurence replied to Ricky maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Sad to say as of now Ricky maska III s last visit to this site was November 30 2015 Maybe in this case misery doesn t appreciate company all that much 22 February 9 replies Why must we renew a prescription annually laurence replied to dnworkman s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues dnworkman It sounds like you don t need a prescription as long as you don t mind not complying with your government s regulations to continue being able to receive your needed ostomy supplies I suppose that the prescription requirement assures an annual review for accountability and to mitigate improprieties so that only people who need the supplies get them I suspect that it is a minor inconvenience for you to keep the government subsidies insurance payments coming P S Consider yourself lucky I live in Canada and don t need an annual prescription but the government stipend that I receive covers but a quarter or so of the ordinary total cost of supplies Care to trade places 19 February 2 replies showering with ostomy bag laurence replied to Lori K s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi Lori I take it you re using a one piece system because if you were using a two piece then you would just affix another bag onto the wafer flange after your shower Also I am assuming that your main concern as far as wetness goes is with water entering under the wafer flange resulting in its diminished adhesion Here s a suggestion ALP Global Sure Seal Rings These go over your wafer flange extending beyond its perimeter and forming a

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  • Clare Bryant - Ostomyland Community
    alcohol and a dry cloth It s a hard learning curve at first There are a lot of failures but pretty soon you will fail better until you succeed Good luck 23 Nov 2015 21 replies Illiostomy hell Clare Bryant replied to Closesu s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Wafer is just another term for flange the waxy like substance that adheres to your skin next to the stoma I haven t used a one piece since being released from the hospital after surgery when they showed me the two piece durable rubber flange and liquid adhesive that was the system they knew about then where I was The barrier sheets are the same material as the eakin rings they are just in a 4x4 or larger squares I cut them up in strips and roll them in to worms like play doo and then stick them to the back of the flange in a shape that will mirror the wrinkles and folds in my belly Here s a three pictures of what I do Some of this barrier material is almost and 1 2 inch high by the time I get done I hope this helps I also warm this up with a hair dryer to taper the barrier material down to the wafer out the outside edges towards the tape And I heat the this up before I put it on just so it s good and warm to the touch in both cases After I have put on the appliance and press it down for a minute or so I use karaya paste between the edge of the hole in the appliance and the stoma to protect the skin right next to the stoma That s why I like the two piece and I can renew the karaya paste everyday when I start my day This is Hollister karaya paste and not the sticky stuff from coloplast I realize this can t be done with a one piece After figuring all this out in the early months I now go a week between changing the flange I don t remember the last time I had a flange leak and I ve only had about 3 tupperware seal failures in the last year and usually less than that I think I wasn t careful when I rolled over in bed on those occasions I hope this helps Glad to help anyway I can 16 Nov 2015 21 replies Swallowed Gum Clare Bryant replied to Canada Eh s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hey Cam was it like a two pack lump of gum or a one stick Shouldn t be a problem Hope things are going well for ya I m just starting to get used to coming to this site again 16 Nov 2015 3 replies 1 Illiostomy hell Clare Bryant replied to Closesu s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues My ileo is from having ulcerative colitis in my twenties and I had to

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  • Quissac - Ostomyland Community
    Sign Up All Content All Content Advanced Search Browse Forums Calendar Gallery Blogs Staff Online Users More Activity All Activity Search More Website More More All Activity Home Quissac Quissac Members View profile See their activity Content count 0 Joined Yesterday at 7 21 AM Last visited 16 hours ago Community Reputation 0 Neutral See reputation activity About Quissac Rank Newbie Profile Information Gender Male Quissac has no recent activity

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  • andypig - Ostomyland Community
    maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues its a big worry for us all at the start but it does get easier and there is a great bunch on here to offer support Tuesday at 9 39 PM 9 replies Relative trying to understand andypig replied to Dibdab11 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues you could end up with a sore tongue there dibdab11 just try sticking it out instead and blowing your own raspberry pheert LOL 26 Jul 2015 7 replies Relative trying to understand andypig replied to Dibdab11 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues watcher dibdab11 and welcome there are various reasons for the fiddling it can be that if output builds up around the stoma itself it can lift the flange letting waste get onto the skin under the flange and boy does that sting another is an almost unconscious act to check the level within the bag itself my ex used to rant at me over it 25 Jul 2015 7 replies weight loss and acronym title Ileostomy Ileo acronym issues andypig replied to robster s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues watcher robster the nightmares may be a reaction to various morphine based pain killers mine are still vivid and I had my op in 2005 luckily the oddest was funny I was sure I was sitting in a car in a 6 car garage it might be an idea to discus them with the surgeon nurses 7 Jul 2015 2 replies Oland s HONcode certificate renewed after annual review andypig replied to Trekkie Monster s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements great one Jason thanks 2 May 2015 4 replies So how long does tending to your ostomy take andypig replied to laurence s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues on a good day can get a change done in 10 mins from start to finish as I get 3days wear time 3min20sec is a hoot but it is levelled out with other days when its more like an hour especially when your stoma decides just to o p just as you stuck on the bag and it ends under the flange 27 Dec 2014 22 replies Annual Halloween Spooktacular Event 2014 Badge Hunt New Theme Chat Room Party andypig replied to Trekkie Monster s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements ah come on folks another hunt I enjoyed Jason 5 Nov 2014 9 replies Its almost our birthday again andypig replied to Trekkie Monster s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements without your hard work jason we would all be still in the dark thank you mate 6 Jan 2014 3 replies Christmas Holidays Wishes To All Ostomyland Members andypig replied to Trekkie Monster s topic in Ostomyland s Community Website Announcements was too busy to drink yesterday or to get online but i do wish everyone a great christmas and a better new year ahead for all 26 Dec 2013 10 replies Have yourself a

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  • Meemie - Ostomyland Community
    New Ostomate Tip Guide Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi laurence Thanks for your comment Forums are about exchanging of information and members contribute by doing so My intention with my post was to give members the opportunity to contribute to a project that they and others like them may find useful Although yes I may one day profit from this book I can always dream right I am not selling anything here nor am I forcing members to participate If my post is considered inappropriate in any way then absolutely it should be removed you ll get no argument from me I would also be more than happy to contribute to Ostomyland in any way in which Jason sees fit he has only to say the word I perhaps should have offered him something before posting but I am new to the beta reading process and didn t realize that it might constitute a violation or negatively impact his site In regards to my website I curate quotes memes recipes craft ideas and products that I feel those with IBD may find useful I do not sell anything on my website nor do I receive any money from advertising all expenses for creating an maintaining my website come out my pocket So if by commercial you mean it looks good then thanks it took me a long time to learn how to set it up Meemie 2 April 11 replies Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Thanks for your response I have send you a private message 1 April 11 replies Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi lostsoul

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  • lostsoul - Ostomyland Community
    my opinion anyway Its worth a try Takes notes also as to how much Imodium you take as well as the food you are eating Write everything down to see if there is a pattern going on that might be causing you problems Going to permanent is such a big step I encourage you to tweak tweak and then tweak some more Wishing you the best lostsoul 27 March 1 reply lostsoul started following AllanK 6 February Nursing Student with Questions lostsoul replied to mackenziee6 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Laurence You are right there is more going on It s called LIFE If it was perfect in every other aspect I would still feel the same way about having a stoma Everyone is different and each one of us handles things differently I hate it but don t dwell on it Your low can be my high and my high can be your low We all wear different shoe sizes I agree this site is a God send Without it I would not have learned about irrigation and that you are not alone You can comment read learn share laugh cry and vent freely Wishing you well in life journey 11 May 2015 12 replies Nursing Student with Questions lostsoul replied to mackenziee6 s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Dear Student Glad you are learning about colostomy In my many times of being in the hospital it really is a shame that so many nurses were lacking in knowledge of ostomies And I would think how can that be and you are a nurse Some people appear to be able to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives after having this life changing procedure I had a extremely hard time dealing with it

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  • Alice - Ostomyland Community
    k s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hello mr bobby k Sorry no one was able to answer your post as it was in the announcement section I had to alert the owner so he could move your post and folks could reply So it s been more than a month since you posted are you still having this issue Did you go to see your doctor I sure hope so Maybe you will stop back in and update us on your situation soon 18 February 1 reply Alice started following I feel unwanted 18 February I feel unwanted Alice replied to Ricky maska III s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi Ricky What do you have Why do you think it makes you feel this way You are still you no matter what is going on with your physical body 18 February 1 reply Alice started following Stoma Failure 18 February Stoma Failure Alice replied to lovemydad s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hello lovemydad I m sorry to hear that the doctor is uncertain and I agree with JunBug23 on her advice of a second opinion I don t get how the doctor is uncertain after all they are the ones who have the knowledge and resources This site has a facebook page where more than likely more folks visit Maybe you could post there as well to get more views and hopefully some ideas 18 February 2 replies Alice liked a post in a topic Stoma Failure 18 February Alice started following showering with ostomy bag 8 February showering with ostomy bag Alice replied to Lori K s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi Lori K Here is a link I found searching the net http ostomybagholder com ostomy shower covers This might just be what your looking for but I surely do use and like the sure seal rings laurence mentioned They are more for what he described than protecting the bag itself from getting wet 8 February 2 replies prolapsed colostomy and quadriplegics Alice replied to Andie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues HI Andy to the forum I have done a quick search on prolapsing stomas and I think your correct in thinking it can have something to do with lack of stomach muscles Here is a link to what I read http www allaboutbowelsurgery com clinical prolapsed asp 16 Dec 2015 1 reply Swallowed Gum Alice replied to Canada Eh s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Well seems the stick of gum wasn t a problem that s good news Glad to see you stopping in I haven t been on much since the new set up but it s getting easier once I get reading 5 Dec 2015 3 replies Illiostomy hell Alice replied to Closesu s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi Mike and welcome to the forum Sounds like Clare and Laurence are giving you great advice As far as bags go how

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  • All Activity - Ostomyland Community
    Trekkie Monster started following Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide 3 April Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide Trekkie Monster replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Well as it s basically a proof reading stage and currently non profit making I m OK with this request and wish you luck with the final product However on the commercial side of things as Laurence correctly picked up on if this were a post to sell the final published product I d likely remove it especially if permission hadn t been sought first as it s not a non bias recommendation for it which I feel is important and something I ve always tried to make Ostomyland I do have one suggestion about your guide speaking as someone who did their own Ostomy lifestyle guide from the pages of Content on the Ostomyland main website make sure you have permission to use any images before putting them into a product you intend to make money from Whilst it s not happened to me as I sought written permission from the relevant companies I have seen friends end up in legal trouble for not seeking permission first or not paying for the stock photo rights Whilst an apology sufficed it still cost legal fees for the letters to be sent to sought the problem out Ouch Anyways best of luck with it Meemie 3 April 11 replies 1 Ostomysecrets Queensgirl 52 posted a topic in General Ostomy Support Issues This is probably old news to many but I m so excited I wanted to share I just stumbled on a website for Ostomysecrets a company which makes underwear swimsuits and other products for men women and children For those who are not familiar the underwear and swimsuits have cloth pouches to support and conceal the real pouches I found panties on sale and I m thrilled My husband and I are going away next month for the first time since my surgery and one of my concerns was the visible bulge I would have should I be unable to get to a bathroom right away as the pouch was filling up It also solves the problem of the plastic against my skin which I can t stand I was looking forward to having a real fun time in the hot weather 2 April 2 replies 1 underwear swimsuits Beta Readers for New Ostomate Tip Guide Meemie replied to Meemie s topic in General Ostomy Support Issues Hi laurence Thanks for your comment Forums are about exchanging of information and members contribute by doing so My intention with my post was to give members the opportunity to contribute to a project that they and others like them may find useful Although yes I may one day profit from this book I can always dream right I am not selling anything here nor am I forcing members to participate If my post is considered inappropriate in any way then

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