Thank you Elif, sounds like good info. Have you tried the paste instead of the wafer. I'm thinking about trying that tomorrow AM. Maybe just build the paste up around the bottom. I surely cannot go on with my flesh burning. Just another note. I'm on schedule to change the bag every 3 days, but you change yours every 24 hours, possible some difference?? I never had to go through the stages. They were able to remove the colon and create the J-Pouch in one shot. Now I'm finding out how lucky I was.