Blogmas Day 8

Most of the time having a colostomy isn’t much of a big deal, it does not really bother me, it actually has made my quality of life much better since I’ve had it. There are however, times where it does get somewhat difficult. For the last several weeks I have had trouble getting a good seal on the appliance, after a few days it starts to leaks, which causes a bad odor as well as other issues. I’m not sure if it is because of weight loss or what? The problem is I have a recessed stoma, and it does not stick out of the skin as much. I use a convex stoma appliance which helps the stoma stick out from the skin more. For some reason it has not been working as effectively has it has been. Honestly, it has been frustrating to say the least. Lately I have been changing the appliance every two days or so for the past two weeks. Usually I get at least five days out of the appliance and change the bag every two or three days. I’m not sure what the issue is. I have resorted to taping the edges down with fabric tape to see if helps seal up the edges, unfortunately, it has not worked as well as it has in the past. I’m crossing my fingers, I just changed again a few hours ago, I’m hoping for at least four days.
We are expecting some snow here in Massachusetts starting Saturday afternoon. Maybe I can get out a do some winter photography, I really haven’t done that much photography in the snow so it should be challenging.
Until Next Time… Take Care…

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