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Colostomy Help

I had an emergency colostomy June 5th and Praise God that I am alive! I am new to this group in hopes that I can meet some people and learn some tricks of the trade!

My question or problem is this:

I am getting a really good seal and using Convatec 2 piece and an elkin seal. I get about 5-6 days on the appliance. Lately I notice that my stool becomes a little softer (pancake a lot here) and when it does it seeps to the right only and burns or causes itching. The only thing I have found to work is to take 1-2 tablets of anti-diarreha each day so that my stool is harder and firmer. Does anyone else find they have to do this? I drink lots of water and I eat real well. I never have diarreha or stomach pains.

Looking for some hlep or thougths. I have tried changing appliance when it happens but it occurs almost everytime I pancake. I have tried oil and all, and nothing appears to work. Very frustrating. I never empty bag from the bottom, I ALWAYS open the 2 pience and remove from the stoma area. I AM FINE WITH THIS!

Thanks for any ideas or suggestions!

Lee Ann (Mesa Arizona)

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Rectovaginal Fistula And Colostomy

I am a neebie and was wondering if anyone has a colostomy due to a rectovaginal fistula. I have had the colostomy since June 2007 and have tried on 4 different attempts to have the fistula corrected. In January I am due to have another repair attempt using the gracilas muscle from my leg, then after recovery and if it holds, have the colostomy reversal along with a hernia repair. I am very apprehensive about this attempt to repair and really wonder should I go through with it or just keep the colostomy and just repair the hernia. Any suggestions???
Thanks,
Tracy

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Irrigation Colostomy

Hello  I started the irrigation process early this morning.  I had everything that I needed with me and for one strange reason or another it did not respond.  I placed teh cone in my stoma and low and behold nothing.  What did happen was that the water would filter out while the cone was in and fell into the sleeve but, not all of it 1.5 liters.  I am hoping that this model will work for me. I did reinsert the coe severa times.  Where did all of tha water go.  On my end it si 12:42.  It has been several hours know.  I am going to try again tomorrow morning.  Please chim in with suggestiosn or questions.  thanks

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Irrigation Colostomy

FIBROMYALGIA & A COLOSTOMY…ANYONE ELSE?

I was "diagnosed" with Fibromyalgia several months ago. I just now began taking the medication, because frankly, I don’t have the "tender points" and my muscles don’t give me problems; my large joints do. So I am not sure if that’s what I have.
My neurologist put me on Lyrica. I haven’t decided if I like it or not or if I will continue it.
Does anyone else out there have this same issue or have you been diagnosed?

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