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 leaks everyday.
The skin around my stoma, due to contact with output, was constantly itchy, red and angry. This was causing me difficulty with sticking the wafers down and therefore causing leaks.
I then discovered Trio, where the very helpful Trio staff kindly posted me some samples. Trio Elisse Sting Free Skin Barrier Wipes – REF TR203 have been a great help to protect and calm the soft sensitive peri-stomal skin and my leakage problem has been greatly re-solved.
I am really grateful to the team for being so kind and caring, always keeping in touch asking after my well being and updating me with any new products.
I feel that 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 to do my daily routine tasks such as meeting friends, going to restaurants, day trips and so on. I’ve even completed a seven day Mediterranean Cruise 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 and I now enjoy learning 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.