I remember explaining to me the ileostomy surgery. I was told I ‘d got an ostomy bag. All I ‘d have to do is attach it, clip it properly and everything would be fine. I could jump into the swimming pool, go climbing rock, ride my horse off into the sunset, you know. As the surgery was a life-saving one for me, I readily accepted this. Perhaps I missed it, but I don’t remember any discussion about the things that might go wrong. It just didn’t seem like a big deal. It didn’t really seem like it should alter my attitude, save for several minutes of treatment here and there.
I read somewhere that if your ostomy bag is properly “attached” and no odor or “output” is clipped, as my health care providers would leak so delicately to the contents of the bags. In fact, I am sure that this is valid for long-term ostomates when they master the little tricks that help to keep things in order. But, meanwhile, this quick search reveals the challenge to many of us, at least at first.check out the post right here
I plan to share a bit about what I’ve tried in this post, what I plan to try and what I found on the net.
Second, the obvious: Take care. Look out for conditions that can cause problems and try to figure out what caused some leaks you’ve experienced so you can repair it. I frequently monitor my bag and dress up. I check to make sure that the seal is secure and no evidence of leakage. I’m double-checking my clip so I’m careful not to interrupt it as I shift places as I once had it open on me. My supplies advise you to adjust your bag every three or five days. I found that on days 1 and 2, I seldom have issues, which normally start on day 3. So, every other day, I plan on changing. Only too easy things.
Speak to the psychiatrist, dentist, wound nurse, somebody who understands this material and manages to deal on it all the time. I had problems with the output, which was so watery it was going right through the clip. When I had an procedure, the surgeon claimed that Metamucil was used to thicken the production and Imodium was used to produce less production. The Metamucil struggled to work. He said that he was trying out the Imodium and that helped a lot. Such an easy solution! I was really pleased to have told.
I have problems with “blow-outs” around the flange leg, too. I don’t think what ever happening to me on day one or on day two. Maybe there’s something else about my skin and the sticker just doesn’t last as long as expected? I’m not positive, but from now on, Day 2 will keep changing. This usually happens when the bag is crimped by something, and the output can not flow down to the bottom. Watching the sitting posture and making sure the clothing don’t get too close around the stoma is important. I think the latest may have been caused by my seat belt resting beneath the stoma, so next time I drive, I’ll watch that.
I ordered the cover of a terry cloth ostomy case. I think it would make the bag a little more convenient to use, help drain some moisture left after bathing and drying, and muffle some of my intestinal sounds.
I certainly noticed my ostomy bag smelling, especially after the first day of usage. I’m using deoderating drops and they sure do support. We take care of the scent and are user friendly.
I used the cheapest single piece ostomy bag I could find. Since I had some issues and decided to use a precut version, I ‘m attempting another one