DH was introduced to a 1 piece system in the hospital last fall. Made him miserable emptying it. So he switched to a 2 piece, Coloplast Sensura Mio Click, just to see if it works better. Much better!!! Unclick the pouch, drop in special ziploc, click on new pouch. No liners. He normally replaces the pouch 3 times a day as he wears the midi (shorter) bag and then replaces the backplate every 3-4 days. On a rough chemo week, he'll replace the pouch more frequently.
Call or email some of the suppliers and they will send you samples to try. Mio Click comes in several plate sizes (40, 50, 60) and then you buy matching pouch sizes in either midi or maxi length (30 in a box). Some plate sizes you can trim the stoma opening, some are precut but can be further trimmed. Just experiment. We've tried all 3 sizes before settling on 50.
Another item we have found useful is the Cardinal Health "ziploc" disposal bags. Insurance doesn't cover them but for $13 for 60, what a great item! DH once left one on the side of bathtub and there was no smell when we got home that evening. The disposal bags included in the pouch boxes just don't do the trick, IMHO.
Caregiver to DH, dx age 50, mets to liver/lungs, MSS, quad wild
10/16: descending hemicolectomy w/perm. colostomy, CEA 114
11/16: port in, start FOLFOX + Avastin, CEA dropped to 11 by 4/17
6/17: CEA 15, OX discontinued for now due to neuropathy
11/17: CEA 38, changed to CAPOX+A, CEA dropped to 29 in 12/17
1/18: CT scan stable, CAPOX caused hi bilirubin and hfs, back to FOLFOX+A
6/18: next scan scheduled