Stoma bag install trick

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Kerry S
Kerry S Member Posts: 606 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hey fellow baggers. I learned a trick that has helped me a lot when installing a new bag.

I use the Coloplast one piece bag. After I draw the cut line to make the stoma hole, I close the end of the bag up. Then I simply blow air into the bag at the starter hole.

With the air in the bag it makes it easier to make the hole cut. It also makes it easier for me to put the bag over the stoma. 12 more days of this damned thing. I have only had to deal with it for 74 days. Try it; I think you will like it.

Kerry

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  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
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    Yipee for you! 12 more days
    Yipee for you! 12 more days and then BYE BYE BAG! and hello to your toilet!
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
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    khl8 said:

    Yipee for you! 12 more days
    Yipee for you! 12 more days and then BYE BYE BAG! and hello to your toilet!

    Kerry.....
    I tried that and didn't like how it worked at all..................Oh crap, you mean before I put it on not after............................YYYUUUCCCKKK







    No wonder my breath smells like crap.......
  • stratplayer
    stratplayer Member Posts: 42 Member
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    I gave up on those one piece
    I gave up on those one piece bags after I got home.
    Holister 2 piece are a whole different world.
    Kerry, I am going on 5 months after my reversal. I sure hope you have better luck with the bowel training. My best days are taking Lomotil and Imodium every 3 to 5 hours.
  • MelanieT
    MelanieT Member Posts: 186
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    YAY i am soooo excited for
    YAY i am soooo excited for you!! That was Chris best day ever even though it was rough. He had his colostomy and illestomy reversed the same time in March.. He had a hard couple of weeks but since then has been pretty much back to normal.... Well normal after ostomys anyways. He will always have different bowel habits but pretty easy to manage... I will keep ya in my thoughts and cross all my fingers and toes its smooth sailing for ya

    Loves,
    Mel
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
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    Hey Kerry
    Do you have the MD Anderson Bowel training program for reference? If not here ya go. I have it on file for when I get my reversal:

    http://www.lowrectalcancer.com/PDF Files/Bm 3.pdf

    and this one's a good one to have too:

    http://www2.mdanderson.org/app/pe/index.cfm?pageName=opendoc&docid=28

    How excited you must be.
  • Patti1
    Patti1 Member Posts: 109 Member
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    Buzzard said:

    Kerry.....
    I tried that and didn't like how it worked at all..................Oh crap, you mean before I put it on not after............................YYYUUUCCCKKK







    No wonder my breath smells like crap.......

    Breath
    Oh Buzzard,

    You have made me laugh so hard tonite, I am just cracking up over your posting.
    thanks for the good laugh.

    Patti
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606 Member
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    Lori-S said:

    Hey Kerry
    Do you have the MD Anderson Bowel training program for reference? If not here ya go. I have it on file for when I get my reversal:

    http://www.lowrectalcancer.com/PDF Files/Bm 3.pdf

    and this one's a good one to have too:

    http://www2.mdanderson.org/app/pe/index.cfm?pageName=opendoc&docid=28

    How excited you must be.

    Thanks darlin
    Thanks darlin, I downloaded it. Good info.

    Kerry