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I have decided to go “commando” with my stoma – that means that at night I do not put any dressing over the stoma. Lately I’ve been having a problem with chafed skin, sometimes breaking. I put this down to the MUKO (surgical jelly which has an alcohol base) and the StomaCare wipes I use…plus the tape; all of them are drying my skin out. And I can’t put regular moisturiser near my “rosebud” (my knickname for the stoma) so airing out is the way to go. Seems to be working – Kim checked on it this past Sunday and the skin seemed to look better.

Yay Rosebud!