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    Thanks for the tips. I called convatec customer...

    Thanks for the tips.
    I called convatec customer care and they recommend using the two piece setup and attach to an irrigation sleeve. She is sending me samples.
    Sounds similar to what Deadeye...
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    Managing Colonoscopy Prep with Colostomy

    Next week I?m scheduled for my first prep (with pico salex) since my colostomy. An ostomy nurse advised just to use a drainable pouch. I?m thinking about attached some type of hose to the end to...
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    Not since my colostomy, they were too irritating...

    Not since my colostomy, they were too irritating before. maybe via the stoma will be more tolerable.
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    a dulcolax suppository.

    a dulcolax suppository.
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    I've inserted a suppository in my stoma but it...

    I've inserted a suppository in my stoma but it was expelled before melting. An ostomy nurse suggested using a baby soother to hold it in, but I've been reluctant to try that.
  6. Thread: Measles?!

    by beckman
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    I came down with measles about 4 years after my...

    I came down with measles about 4 years after my injury some 40 years ago and ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. I was really sick. Probably would be even worse now. I got the shingles...
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    I had rotator cuff surgery December 4th with 2...

    I had rotator cuff surgery December 4th with 2 tendons repaired. First 4 weeks in a sling and then next 8 weeks with only passive stretching and range of motion. After 12 weeks everything seemed to...
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    Colony count question

    Hi I had a culture test positive for serratia marcescans and e-coli.
    Serratia bacteria count was 10 x 7 CFU/L and
    E-coli 10 x 8 CFU/L.

    The U/A showed negative nitrites and leukocyte...
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    mines about an inch and a half bellow and left of...

    mines about an inch and a half bellow and left of my belly button. I pull my pants up over my belly button now. As a quad i find the one piece disposables the easiest to use.
  10. Thread: Closed System

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    Thank you very much, your knowledge and...

    Thank you very much, your knowledge and willingness to share is much appreciated as is this site.

    in the morning how do you manage cleaning your leg bag with the catheter unplugged from it?
  11. Thread: Closed System

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    since yours is not an actual closed system (I...

    since yours is not an actual closed system (I assume due to the hydrocleanse) do you do you alternate between 2 urocare leg bags then?
    In an earlier post you said you clean the leg bag every morning...
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    Thanks, have you seen the bulking procedure done...

    Thanks, have you seen the bulking procedure done with lasting success in someone with a sphincterotomy.
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    Thanks for the info, saw my family physician...

    Thanks for the info, saw my family physician today and he prescribed Toviaz so I'm hoping it helps. I'm not tolerating this foley well so far, but apparently it can take a while for the bladder to...
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    I've just had an indwelling urethral foley put in...

    I've just had an indwelling urethral foley put in (after 45 years externals) and am having a very uncomfortable time tolerating it - bladder spasms, some bypassing, feels like I need to pee at times....
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    I believe it was 5 days. it was over a weekend so...

    I believe it was 5 days. it was over a weekend so may have extended stay by a day.
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    Should the strait connector, that comes with the...

    Should the strait connector, that comes with the extension tubing, that connects to the catheter be sterile?
  17. I've ordered Hydrocleanse directly from Sonoma...

    I've ordered Hydrocleanse directly from Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and had no problems with customs (other than duty). Maybe I was just lucky!
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    coming up to 2 years.

    coming up to 2 years.
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    My surgeon told me I could, but I've attempted it...

    My surgeon told me I could, but I've attempted it a couple of times and couldn't keep the suppository in. With no sphincter it kept popping out before melting. A nurse suggested using a baby...
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    Risk in long term Colostomy Irrigation?

    I had a sigmoid loop colostomy about 1.5 years ago. Now I?m considering colostomy irrigation and have a couple of questions that hopefully someone can help me with.

    - An ostomy nurse said I...
  21. Thank You In an earlier post I see you were...

    Thank You

    In an earlier post I see you were using the pink eye formulation. Is it still working for you?
  22. is there a difference in the Theracyn wound and...

    is there a difference in the Theracyn wound and skin care sprays for - livestock, horses, pets and poultry?
  23. Thread: diarrahea

    by beckman
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    I take an imodium in the morning and sometime a...

    I take an imodium in the morning and sometime a fibercon in the evening. That usually helps with the soft stool although occasionally I get much looser stool - still trying to figure out which foods...
  24. Thread: Colstomy

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    I had a colostomy in August 2016 and manage...

    I had a colostomy in August 2016 and manage independently without much difficulty. I use a convatec one piece disposable. I'm a c6/7.
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    Recommendation on Disposable Leg Bags

    Hi which disposable leg bags are the best for a quad to use?
    I?ve used urocare?s reusable latex one for years with condom drainage. However I?ve got surgery coming up that will require me to go to...
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