How is it going? Did you get it done?
I had mine sent to me and placed by a stoma nurse in 2008...not the best results in my case, mostly because I had a peristomal hernia so it would not stay in. But if your problem is different you can live with it for years...I know of a few people that have kept the same one in place for over 2 yrs.
Good luck and keep us posted.