“I used to worry about leakage, so we stopped camping. But with my current solution, I can make all kinds of movements and it simply stays in place. It’s so flexible I can set up the RV at the start of the trip and take it down at the end without having to worry about anything coming off,” he explains.
Like many people with an ostomy, Arno tried out different products to find a solution that matches his body shape. With a hernia around his stoma and a scar that sits under the barrier, this was initially a challenge.
“I tried a few different brands, but my barrier would come off a few times a week – usually at night. With my Coloplast ostomy solution, the barrier maintains a tight seal to my scar, and nothing leaks into it,” he continues.
For extra security, Arno uses Brava® accessories. “At work, I bend a lot, so to be on the safe side, I use the Brava® Elastic Barrier Strips to keep the edges of the barrier in place. Then if I know I’m going to be in a crowd, such as concerts or soccer matches, I’ll use the Brava® Lubricating Deodorant.”
Arno has rediscovered his social life and no longer worries about leakage. “I live as though the stoma wasn’t there because the products have such a tight fit with my body. Thanks to Coloplast, I’m back in business!” he says with a smile.
*Coloplast has compensated Arno to share his SenSura® Mio experience. Each person’s situation is unique, so your experience may not be the same. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether this product is right for you.