cairnsnomad

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About cairnsnomad

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  • Birthday 04/19/1939

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  • Location Cairns, Australia
  • Gender Female
  • Interests Family, painting, reading, travelling around Australia (no longer possible, but good memories) computer.

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  1. Closed ostomy pouches

    correction to my post, you get 60 a month, not 90!  
  2. Closed ostomy pouches

    I use a closed pouch but had far too many leaks and blowouts, I was going through my allocation of 90 a month too fast. Sometimes I changed 4 or more times a day. I have had a transverse colostomy for almost 4 years, skin level one side and not very high on the other and in a dip. I decided not long ago to try convex ( shallow convex, midi length ). It helped but was not the answer and you get less of these.Well, brainwave, ordered deep convex, now I am having no leaks and my 2 per day allowance is adequate.   Next question, how do I conquer chronic constipation? I am a nurse, know all the usual things to do but I have slow transit and this is what caused the original problem, so I take stuff which causes othe problems. 
  3. My upcoming fecal transplant

    How did it go? Love to hear, Pat.  
  4. Lois, I hope no new post is good news, , I think it's more than your turn for some! Thinking of you. Pat.
  5. 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.
  6. Just logged in after about 4 months away.

    1. Trekkie Monster
    2. loisw

      loisw

      Welcome home!!!!

    3. Alice

      Alice

      Good to see you~

  7. Thank you for your Birthday messages, I hope to get back with an update tomorrow.

  8. Thank you for your Birthday messages, I hope to get back with an update tomorrow.

  9. Thank you for your Birthday messages, I hope to get back with an update tomorrow.

  10. Had op, turned out to be multiple incisional hernias. Continuing pain post-op so I had a scan, found the problem, o

  11. Sticky heat, food cooking, wishing op was over.

    1. Nicola.from.NZ

      Nicola.from.NZ

      Time is flying these days, it'll soon be over :)

  12. Time I came back to say hello, life has conspired to keep me away!

  13. Time I came back to say hello, life has conspired to keep me away!

  14. Much to think about..