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12-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Hello peeps,
A friend of mine recently got a stoma. She is not a crohnie and does not have Colitis. She had polyps all over her large intestine. Out it went and she now has a stoma. Thing is she is always shore. Her stoma hurts, the adhesive of the bag hurts, her tummy hurts. So help. Any products she can use to feel better? Special belts? Clothes? soap? ointment? Anything? Please make sure whatever you suggest they ship in Europe we are Greeks.

Thanks in advance guys, sorry I have been MIA from the forum but my life is super crazy busy lately.

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12-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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She'll be sore for at least a month - surgery does some pretty hefty damage to our tissue.

If she's allergic to the wafer adhesive, then she needs to try other brands to see what works. She might want to look into skin barrier wipes too. Does she have a stoma nurse that could help assess her situation?

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12-06-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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No she doesn't have a nurse, in Greece if you get out of the hospital you are usually alone. Any tips to support her belly? In order to feel better? Is there any elastic belt or something that can help?
12-06-2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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No she doesn't have a nurse, in Greece if you get out of the hospital you are usually alone. Any tips to support her belly? In order to feel better? Is there any elastic belt or something that can help?
If it's abdominal support that she's looking for, there are products available, but I don't know what is being sold in Greece. Could she contact an ostomy supplier to see what's available ?

12-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if any of this will help (as I'm not Greek and can't read the language), but this is what I found in the way of ostomy supplies in Greece. Have your friend give them a call and see what they can do.

http://www.hollister.com/greece/

http://www.coloplast.gr/Pages/home.aspx

http://www.convatec.gr/?hwcr=flex
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12-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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Thanks Nyx I will send her the links
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