laurence

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  1. The TIES System

    How about posting a link to the titanium portal from Ostomy Cure, Norway website?  Thanks!
  2. Did you try a hair dryer on Low heat to start?
  3. Cut from polyester fleece an oval 9 inches by 6 inches, hole at 6 inch circle on centre just large enough to accommodate intersection of flange and pouch.  Pull it on like a hotel "Do Not Disturb" sign on a doorknob.  Wicks away moisture, soft on skin, won't fray, easily washable, cheap and comes in myriad of colours. Also, ALP Global Sure Seal Rings. Good Luck.
  4. Cleaning

    Try liquid hand soap mixed with an equal part of hand lotion (with paraffin) and a bit of water to be applied and lightly scrubbed with a wash cloth.  Good Luck.
  5. Ostomy shower guards in the UK?

    The stomagear link is: https://www.stomagear.com/?gclid=CL_LooKjzNMCFQO5wAodXJgNng In keeping with that link, for the purpose of showering, what if you were to buy an appropriately sized plastic container, cut it to shape and cut slits in it to accommodate a D ring belt being passed through it, pad it and waterproof it next to your skin (top and sides) by affixing one-side adhesive foam weatherstripping to the container perimeter?  Maybe an easy, quick and cheap DIY solution?
  6. In the post

    You're going to risk not having your needed ostomy supplies for some 20 pounds?  I wouldn't...  Really?
  7. Make some phone calls to hospitals, pharmacies.  In the meantime, buy a roll of duct tape... PS  Texas comprises almost 262,000 square miles...
  8. URGENT wafer problem

    What about Nexcare Liquid Bandage? (Same as Cavillon Spray but available over the counter at pharmacy for much less.)
  9. Pain and prolapsed stoma

    Protein shakes and bars and oatmeal (small flakes, well cooked).  Pork (lean) and cold water fishes.  Also Gatorade. Good Luck.
  10. Thought I'd share some products/ adaptations given that Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway) is just around the bend... ALP Global Sure Seal Rings - These are hydrocolloid flange overlays that keep water out but allow for air to pass.  Great for swimming. http://www.alpglobal.com/Sure-Seal-TM-Rings.html Slimmer Belt - This is a waist wrap made out of neoprene suitable for aquatic sports.  You can get them with an inside envelope meant to hold an ice pack - works well to fit pouch rotated sideways.  http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/slimmer-belts Perspiration Shield - You make this yourself.  Out of polyester fleece fabric, cut out an oval, 9 inches by 6 inches, then cut a hole 3 inches on center, diameter of which goes around intersection of flange and pouch.  Slip bag through hole so Perspiration Shield hangs down, protecting from heat rash, wicking away perspiration. Have fun!  
  11. Thought I'd share some products/ adaptations given that Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway) is just around the bend... ALP Global Sure Seal Rings - These are hydrocolloid flange overlays that keep water out but allow for air to pass.  Great for swimming. http://www.alpglobal.com/Sure-Seal-TM-Rings.html Slimmer Belt - This is a waist wrap made out of neoprene suitable for aquatic sports.  You can get them with an inside envelope meant to hold an ice pack - works well to fit pouch rotated sideways.  http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/slimmer-belts Perspiration Shield - You make this yourself.  Out of polyester fleece fabric, cut out an oval, 9 inches by 6 inches, then cut a hole 3 inches on center, diameter of which goes around intersection of flange and pouch.  Slip bag through hole so Perspiration Shield hangs down, protecting from heat rash, wicking away perspiration. Have fun!  
  12. "Advice or suggestions on how I may treat this?"   Uhhh...  Quickly.  Toxic shock possibilities? "Ho un mal di pancia."
  13. Peace and long life, Meemie.
  14. Meemie, I visited your website.  It's quite nice but it is a commercial one.  Do you intend to contribute to this website, supporting Jason, in consideration for the market research you are doing here, giving back, so to speak?  My understanding is that for profit uses of this forum are frowned upon.  Jason?