So as you know I have a permanent Ileostomy Stoma AKA Fred! But what exactly is it? what does it look like? How do I clean, empty and change it? Does it leak? How do I stop itching?...
All these and many more questions have been asked over and over again, so now I will share all of this and my top tips for physically dealing with a stoma daily.
This is Freds video debut so I am a little nervous exposing this, it is a personal thing that to many may seem ugly, disgusting or dirty... but to me it has saved my life and how can i possibly hate or be ashamed of that!
I hope by sharing this and revealing all, I help others understand as well as overcome some issues you may be having with your stoma set up!
Live bag change (has sensitive content)
Video Part 1
‘My stoma is for life, not just for Christmas’ so learning to love it goes along way to a healthy, fulfilled life!
The products I use are shared below but I am not recommending anyone follows these, mearly sharing what works for me. I have tried so many set ups in the past and right now, this works great, no leaks, itching etc. If at first you don’t succeed...
Bag: Confidence BE Soft Convex Drainable
CliinMed Manuka Honey Hyperseal - MHWA 310
Dansac EasiSpray Adhesive Remover
Stomaplex Equalizer 38mm
Trio Pearls (100)
So there it is! Please do post any questions or feedback below. I hope by putting this out there I help eliminate the stigma and fear of living with a stoma, whilst helping to raise awareness which can save lives!
Thank you and stay safe