Number four in our series of Ostomyland Editorials is now available on the site. This time I’m taking a look at a topic which has been discussed in detail over on our forums a few months ago – and that is flushable pouches. Just how good are they? Do they really flush? Will they block my toilet? It was a very interesting discussion and one which got me wondering what they were like myself as I’d never tried them.
Editorial #4 is a detailed look at the concept of a flushable ostomy pouch, and I give the CliniMed Freestyle Vie Flushable ostomy pouch a three day test focusing on the design, the comfort, the wear time, the practicality of it, and of course the most imporant aspect – the flush-ability of it. I also talk about our unconscious mental attitude towards trying a flushable pouch for fear of it blocking our systems up. And finally, I look at the pros and cons and whether or not the flushable ostomy pouch is a viable alternative for the every day ostomate, and thus if you should think about giving it a try or not.
The CliniMed Freestyle Vie Flushable is the first of it’s kind. A flushable ostomy pouch, and a highly eco-friendly one to boot. The question is, will the flushable pouch concept become the next big thing in ostomy care and replace the current ranges of non-flushable pouches. Only time will tell, but the issue will likely not be decided by the quality of the products but on our ability to get over the mental hurdle of flushing an ostomy pouch which is something we’ve had drilled into us NOT to do since day one of our stomas.
Have a read of Editorial #4 and let us know your comments – I’d love to know what you think of the flushable ostomy pouch concept, and ofcourse the editorial. Please feel free to leave a comment on the editorial page comments system, our community forums or facebook page.
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Editorial #4: Flushable Pouches & The CliniMed Freestyle Vie Flushable Three Day Wear Test
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