Another question with the Coloplast Mio—
This video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h4OUavZ3ATU
Do you guys do the step they tell you to do at 1:07 where they say to make the hole into a spout shape? I wouldn’t even be able to mold like this with the current wafer.
I don't do that. My stoma is bigger and I have to cut the opening larger. My stoma requires openings that are 1 3/4 inch and/or less, thus with Coloplast I cut at 35 which is about 1 3/8 opening. Between my cutting and putting the ring on, no I don't need to do what they did at 1:07.
I have a colostomy, mine is permanent (Barbie butt, rectum gone, all sewn up back there). I believe you and Karen have a ileostomy, thus your situation is a bit different than mine.
Glad you are going to try the SenSura Mio, I really like it ALOT!!! I have been using the same Hollister product for 12+ years, was very happy with it. Hollister stopped making it at the end of last year. They sent me some of there newest line, I was NOT happy, neither was DH. With husband permission, buy as much as you can on line of my discontinued products until you find something that you like. Karen turned me on to Coloplast SenSura Mio. Thank you Karen, I really like it. Sometimes, requesting samples is a great way to find what works for you.
And yes, I have to agree with Karen, sometimes the Ostomy nurses are not always up on how the products work. They promote what ever they are given. A few months back, I went to see an Ostomy nurse to see what was out there. 2 nurses recommended what Hollister sent me, wanted to why I did not like it. I let them know, they both about dropped their jaws, I'm like "am I the only person who has complained about this product?" They response "you are the first person who has used this product long enough to form an opinion." Most patients are in the hospital for a few days, go home and then learn the challenges only after trying to eat something of a normal diet. I would not be surprised to learn what your mom is using is the very product I do not like.
These nurses were interested in what I brought, Coloplast SenSura Mio. Wanted to put it on me and made sure to get all the product #'s. They were impressed with what I brought not the other way around.
Regarding your mom watch her diet, it can have an impact. Again, my situation is a bit different, but if I eat salad greens, I'm going with in an hour, if I eat cheese, it can slow things up, sometimes for days. After a cancer diagnoses, your bowels are not the same, give it time, butt more than likely she has a new normal.
Has she done chemo yet? I have some suggestions there.