My ileostomy was formed six years ago as a result of pelvic floor muscle damage in child birth fifty five years ago.
The first three years post surgery were very difficult for me to adapt to the new physical changes and challenges. I had lost more than two stone, as my system was struggling to get used to the physical and mental shock. I was literally house bound as I was having leakages everyday.
Skin around stoma, due to contact with the stomal discharges, was constantly itchy, red, and angry. This was causing difficulty sticking the wafers, and hence leakages.
Thanks to the free samples which were kindly posted to me by the very helpful “Trio Elisse” staff.
Trio Elisse Sting Free Skin Barrier Wipes – REF TR203 have been a great help to protect and calm the soft sensitive peri-stomal skin. The leakage problem has been greatly re-solved.
I am really grateful to Lynn to be so kind and caring, always keeping in touch asking after my well being and updating me with any new products.
I have come a long way since starting using the amazing product.
I am eating better, have regained my lost weight, have become more confident about going out and about, doing my daily routine tasks, meeting friends, going to restaurants, day trips, cinemas. I’ve completed a seven day Mediterranean Cruise holiday, with my husband and have booked another cruise holiday to Northern Europe in Mid April.
I have resumed my much valued voluntary work helping out in the office at an Elderly Day Centre. I enjoy and learn new skills everyday.
I wish to share my story with other ostomates and their families so that they also get some hope and confidence, leading to happiness and better quality of life.