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I have had my k pouch for over a year now and could not be happier. But I am so tired of having to spend money on lube. So I was wondering what cheaper things there may be that you guys have used for lube??
I use Walmart's Personal Lubricant. A 4oz tube costs $1.98 and lasts several weeks.
One solution is to use , as many Koch Pouch patients do, Olive Oil. Works fine, and Olive Oil also has , i believe, SCFA...Short Chain Fatty Acids...that substance helps to ease inflammation of the valve, and the SCFA's also act as a sort of healing agent for the valve.
Also, you can just use the Surgical Lubricant . Best of luck for continued success with your relatively new K Pouch...Follow the Surgeons instructions, and just be careful with intubation.
I buy my lube at the dollar store (both in Canada and in the U.S.)...it is litterally $1...lasts about 6months (I use it sparringly but don't think that using gobs of it really does me much good..), like Josh said, olive oil is fabulous too...I have a mini lube container that I washed out and filled and use in the downstairs bathroom...kind of my own personal survey of which works better and honestly it is the olive oil.
Supplies like stoma covers and lube should not be taking a chunk out of your monthly budget...I cover the stoma with a folded up kleenex from those mini packets plus 1/2 minipad stuck onto the unddies...my annual budget not counting tubes and syringes is probably under $50.
It could be worse...oh, wait..it already has been! then I guess it can only get better from here....
I use the store brand at Wall-Mart. Cheapest around. Lube is Lube. Well, unless you take your auto to Jiffy-Lube. That's another story.
PS: I do sometimes buy the little packets of Surgilube to keep in the car or in my pocket in case I have to intubate away from home.
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