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Recent content by AJY84

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    Brava Elastic Barrier Strips Refuse Stay Stuck

    So I've been using Brava Elastic Barrier Strips lately, and all the reviews I've seen said that they stick wonderfully. People who have had issues w/ other things sticking seem to rave about these. Well, I got'em, and... Yeah. They stick to my skin for about 6hrs, but then begin to peel up...
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    Feeling Like I Have to Poop

    I had my surgery last year (05/12/15) and I had my entire colon removed, along w/ my rectum. I've noticed though that I get pressure where my rectum used to be, and it feels like I have to go to the bathroom. I'm not sure if "phantom" feeling applies here or not. Anyone else have this?
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    Not Sure How Much More I Can Take

    All I'm trying to do is enjoy my evening, and then I smell s***. I look my bag over, and I can't find anything wrong. I smell it though. Why? So I reach down and grab the clip so I can lift the bag up to see if it's leaking. Low and behold the clip cut part of the bag at the bottom. So...
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    Need Advice for Waterproofing Colostomy Bag

    First off, I wasn't really sure where to post this, so I apologize in advance if this is the wrong subforum. :runaway: I saw a video on YouTube a while back about using Glad Press 'n Seal and waterproof tape in order to keep one's colostomy bag dry when showering. An ostomy nurse recommended...
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    One Month Tomorrow Since My Surgery - New Stoma need Support

    First off, hello all once again. It's been quite some time since I've been on here to actually post vs. Just reading some helpful posts. At the end of April I had a colonoscopy done, and my low grade dysplasia had in fact transitioned into high grade. At first the surgeon had proposed to do...
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    New here and looking for advice/support

    First off, I'd like to say hello. Over the last couple of weeks I've been visiting this forum at least twice a day, reading various posts and replies. I decided to join to hopefully take part in some discussions, as well as offer some of my own advice and support. However, I feel in need of...