One of the things I've always done when I've had trouble getting my catheter in, was wear it day and night for 21 days capped off. Never taking it out the whole time. I use gauze to wrap around my hips at the point of the stoma and tie it to the tube and cap it off(use tape to keep it in place in about 3-4 places around the hips). I use a cap from an eye drop medication to push into the end and then pull it out when I need to empty it. This time it didn't work. But it did for 36 years before my stricture and 90 degree curve. I just thought this may help someone else.
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At Toronto, Mt Sinai they use a flange/rubber band and belt set-up to hold the tube in (which is sort of complicated and akward at times but it prevents you from having to tape anything down on your skin) but I have found colloidal sheets of stretchy film (the kind that they use for burn victims) that stick to your skin...I cut the sheets down to fit around the stoma with a key-hole in the middle for the tube and then film over the tube facing the right direction (facing away and downwards)...the film stays stuck up to 10 days and keeps the skin nice and happy and healthy. I then use the 'tip cap' for the 60cc syringes as a plug because it is the perfect size and washable plastic. in case of emergency or leaving the house I tape it all down.
When going on longer road trips I just attach the leg-bag to allow to drain directly.
Sharon

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