Convatec me+™ Ostomy Support Program

What is Convatec me+™?

Embark on a transformative journey with Convatec me+™, a comprehensive program that provides the tools and guidance to make life with an ostomy uniquely yours. Beyond just offering general information and product support, me+ is your go-to resource for valuable life tips and advice that go hand in hand with the challenges and triumphs of living with an ostomy. Whether you seek practical solutions or a supportive community to share experiences with, the Convatec me+™ Ostomy Support Program is dedicated to inspiring you throughout your journey.

Why Convatec me+™?

An ostomy does not dictate who you are and what you can do. After ostomy surgery, you may feel alone and face unexpected challenges. The Convatec me+™ Ostomy Support Program is here to make ostomy care more comfortable and less intimidating.

Whether you need advice on your next steps after ostomy surgery or are looking for samples or products that fit better as your body and stoma size changes, ostomy nurses and product experts are available to help.

Get inspired by real-life testimonials of people who don’t let their ostomy hold them back from experiencing a full life. This valuable program connects you with a community and resources to help you return to your comfortable daily life, doing the things you enjoy most.

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Benefits of Convatec me+Ostomy Support Program

  • Get complimentary virtual telehealth support with live product demonstrations.
  • Request free samples to find the products that might work best for your stoma, body type, and lifestyle.
  • Read articles from other ostomates that provide tips and tricks for exercising, swimming, sleeping with an ostomy, and more.
  • Listen to the me+Talk podcast and hear real talk from a community of ostomates, nurses, and product specialists on a variety of topics.
  • Meet the me+ community and read inspiring stories of their triumphs and how they live their lives with an ostomy doing what they love.
  • Learn about effective apparel and tips for discreetness while wearing an ostomy pouch.
  • Get access to a Recovery Series, a three-part program that helps ease into gentle exercises and become stronger and more active after ostomy surgery.
  • Get A Guide to Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery to help navigate feeling close and keeping the bond with your partner.
  • Learn diet tips to consider after ostomy surgery and download the My Ostomy Journey app to keep a diary of your fluid intake, the foods that make you feel your best, track your pouch changes, and more.

Once you start looking around, you will discover more support, blog posts, tips, and advice that is invaluable!

How to enroll in Convatec me+™

Enrolling in the Convatec me+™ Ostomy Support Program is easy… and Free! By becoming a member of me+™, you gain access to a wealth of invaluable resources and unwavering support, all conveniently at your fingertips.

Discover the strength and confidence you deserve with the Convatec me+™ Ostomy Support Program. Elevate your confidence, discover personalized support, and embrace a sense of community that understands and uplifts. – because life with an ostomy can be fulfilling and entirely your own.

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While you are here, browse our selection of Convatec ostomy products and supplies for comfort, security, and confidence!

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Ostomy Accessories: A Guide for Making Choices

After ostomy surgery, the quality of your life is highly dependent on choosing the right ostomy accessories for your unique needs. With the right ostomy accessories for your lifestyle and stoma type, you can avoid skin irritations, leakage, and unexpected odors in public areas. Know that you have choices and are not stuck with what was given to you at the hospital upon release home. You can continue doing all of the things you enjoyed before your surgery when choosing the right ostomy accessories.

There are More Ostomy Accessories Available to You

Hospitals do not carry all of the manufacturers of ostomy accessories and pouching systems available in the market. They are limited to suppliers they have contracts with, which may only be one or two manufacturers. It is essential to know that you have choices beyond what ostomy accessories you are sent home with.

Some of the major manufacturers of ostomy accessories are:

Convatec Ostomy Accessories

ConvaTec Sure-fit Natura moldable barrierAs a global manufacturer of ostomy supplies, Convatec is a company whose goal is to ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives. Convatec uses creative innovation as it continues to develop products to better fit the needs and preferences of actual product users.

Convatec ostomy supplies are a great example of their commitment to user-friendly products that combine advanced technology and features that are tried and true. For example, many users prefer the ostomy systems and skin barriers that feature Convatec’s Moldable Technology due to the easy customization and convenient use without the need for scissors to trim to fit.

Coloplast Ostomy Accessories

Coloplast Brava Skin Barrier SprayFor over 60 years, Coloplast has been developing ostomy supplies to help make people’s lives easier. Coloplast designed their ostomy accessories to help give you a custom fit since no two bodies are exactly alike. Coloplast convex skin barriers are perfect stomas that need help with protrusion. These ostomy accessories are excellent for those with skin creases, folds, and leakage. The wide range of Coloplast Brava ostomy accessories can also help reduce leakage and protect the skin.

Hollister Ostomy Accessories

New Image Flat CeraPlus Skin BarrierHollister Incorporated has been manufacturing and developing healthcare products globally for over 95 years. The company strives to make products that allow those who use them to live a more confident and fulfilling life. They know that peristomal skin is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle after ostomy surgery. That is why one of their popular products, the CeraPlus skin barrier, is designed to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier and maintain healthy peristomal skin.

Choosing Your Ostomy Accessories Supplier

The major manufacturers listed above do not sell direct to the public, and most, if not all, are unavailable for purchase from your local pharmacy. You will need to get in touch with a reputable ostomy accessories supplier to get the ostomy supplies you need.

Personally Delivered carries all of the major manufacturer brands of ostomy products and ostomy accessories. Our ostomy supplies are competitively priced and shipped with reliable, on-time delivery. If you need assistance choosing your ostomy supplies, we also have Ostomy Product Experts to help guide you through your purchasing journey and are here every step of the way to make the entire process easy for you.

If you have insurance and wish to purchase your ostomy accessories and other ostomy supplies, our sister company, 180 Medical, is the choice for you. They are the reimbursement side of our company and work with physicians and insurance providers every day. They take care of shipping your ostomy accessories and supplies discreetly to your door and file your insurance claims for you at no charge.

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Sometimes, your insurance or Medicare will only cover a certain amount of ostomy supplies, and that is when Personally Delivered can help. You can purchase as many ostomy supplies as you need beyond what is covered by insurance and feel confident that you are in good hands and cared for by a professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate team. Our customer testimonials speak for themselves, and we are proud to know that we are changing people’s lives.

It is Normal for Your Stoma to Change

It is entirely normal for your stoma to change during the post-operative period. Your stoma may be slightly larger or swollen right after surgery and then gradually subside over time. The swelling may take several weeks to go down; therefore, you will need to use different types of ostomy accessories to accommodate your stoma changes. Correct sizing of your ostomy accessories will help prevent skin irritation around the stoma.

Here are some of the other common causes of stoma change in shape or size:

Weight Gain

Your stoma may change shape or size from weight gain. Gaining enough weight can pull the stoma inward and cause it to be flush with the surrounding skin or retract farther inward. In this case, a convex skin barrier may help increase the protrusion of the stoma. The convex shape applies gentle pressure around the skin surrounding the stoma to help ‘push’ the stoma outward.

Strenuous Activity

When the stoma suddenly becomes more prominent than usual and protrudes outward, it is called a prolapsed stoma. Strenuous activity such as straining to lift heavy objects can cause a prolapsed stoma. A prolapsed stoma can sometimes and fill an ostomy bag more quickly or require the use of ostomy accessories such as a support belt. You may find using a two-piece ostomy system works better by keeping the flange in place as the bag is routinely changed. This ostomy system might help protect the prolapsed stoma.


Hernias around the stoma happen when the intestines push outward near the stoma. These types of hernias are called peristomal hernias and cause the skin to bulge around the stoma. Hernias around the stoma can cause pain and leakage, so choosing the right ostomy accessories will help


As we age, our muscles and skin change. We lose strength and tone with age, and therefore the stoma changes along with it. The contours of the skin around the stoma may not be as smooth as before and require new ostomy accessories such as adhesive strips designed to hold the skin barrier down to eliminate any leakage.

Types of Ostomy Accessories

Adhesive Barrier Strips

ConvaTec ease Strips as ostomy accessoriesAs an alternative to stoma paste to fill uneven gaps around the stoma due to skin folds or creases, adhesive barrier strips are an excellent ostomy accessory. These barrier strips protect the skin around the stoma from further irritation and create a waterproof seal. Adhesive barrier strips can prolong ostomy appliance wear time and significantly reduce leakage.

Convatec ease strips are an excellent choice for barrier strips. These thin and flexible barrier strips keep your ostomy skin barrier in place and are made of a skin-friendly hydrocolloid material for comfort. And, since they are water-resistant, you can confidently bathe and swim, knowing that your skin barrier will stay secure.

Ostomy Belts

Cardinal Health Essentials Ostomy BeltOstomy belts help prevent leaks by pulling the ostomy pouching system upward toward the abdomen. These types of ostomy accessories are typically very discreet and do not interfere with the ostomy bag. An ostomy belt can help keep the ostomy pouch in place and prevent it from detaching from the stoma or snagged.

Moldable Rings and Seals

Hollister Adapt SoftFlex Barrier RingJust as adhesive barrier strips help protect the skin around the stoma that has creases or folds and prevent leakage, moldable rings and seals are effective ostomy accessories to improve the fit of the skin barrier. Moldable rings and seals can be stretched, cut, or stacked to make the seal between the skin and the barrier leak-free and comfortable.

Stoma Cap

A stoma cap is a unique little ostomy bag used for occasions when discretion is a top priority. Most of the time, a stoma cap is a choice when you will be active in some way, knowing that you won’t have much output. These activities might include swimming, working out at the gym, or times of intimacy. Stoma caps are not drainable, so they are most suitable for infrequent and predictable bowel movements.

Odor Neutralizers

M9 Odor Eliminator Apple Scented SprayOdor neutralizes are one of the best ostomy accessories to help with ostomy odors. These ostomy products cancel the unpleasant air in and around ostomy pouches rather than covering it. Odor neutralizers come in sprays that instantly neutralize odors in a room or drops that are convenient for use in your pouch before application.

Stoma Powders

Hollister Adapt Stoma PowderStoma powder works to absorb any moisture from the skin around the stoma. When this moisture is absorbed, ostomy accessories adhere to the skin better and result in a sufficient seal. Often, people do not realize that they are tearing the top line of their skin when they remove their ostomy barrier. This damage to the skin leads to irritation that stoma powder can help alleviate. A doctor should examine skin that remains moist and irritated as this may require medical attention. Medical professionals can also provide further insight into the healing qualities of stoma powder. When the skin is no longer moist and irritated, users can stop applying stoma powder as it is designed to alleviate irritation and is not meant to be used for preventable purposes.

Pouch Liners

Colo-Majic pouch liner as ostomy accessoriesPouch liners can be an economical and less messy choice for those managing their ostomy output. The ostomy pouch is protected by these ostomy accessories, therefore saving money on frequently replacing expensive two-piece pouching systems. Ostomy pouch liners like the Colo-Majic Ostomy Pouch Liners are made of biodegradable material, so they are safe to flush away and make change-out simple. Pouch liners also help prevent ballooning with their ability to release gas and prevent clogging.

Tips for Taking Control of Your Ostomy Care

You can do several things to ensure that you are making the best choices for yourself when it comes to your ostomy accessories so you can remain in control of your ostomy care. It would be best to advocate for yourself when it comes to the ostomy accessories that work best for you.

  • Know your ostomy appliance and accessories that make you feel most comfortable. Keep the manufacturer numbers handy in a notebook or on a spreadsheet.
  • Keep the reliable supplier contact information in a safe place and make sure you have a backup in the case of an emergency.
  • Remember that as your stoma changes, you have product selection options accessible to you. You have the right to choose your ostomy accessories and take control of your ostomy care.
  • Make sure to take advantage of all the available resources through your ostomy manufacturer, supplier, and physician of choice. They will help provide you with the best experience with your ostomy accessories and supplies.

If you have any questions or would like assistance choosing the ostomy accessories you need, our Ostomy Product Experts are here to help. Our goal is to get you the ostomy accessories and supplies you need so that you can continue to enjoy all the activities you did before your ostomy surgery.

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Disclaimer: Important Notice Regarding Medical Advice

The information provided in this blog is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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ConvaTec Moldable Technology

Are you looking for an ostomy pouching system that doesn’t require any cutting and molds to your stoma for a custom fit? ConvaTec Moldable Technology allows you to leave the scissors behind and simplify your stoma routine.

ConvaTec Moldable Technology is great for fewer leaks, no gaps, and healthier skin

The way ConvaTec Moldable Technology works is by forming a “turtleneck” around the stoma that enhances the seal for a snug fit. The Rebounding Memory Technology helps provide security which means you’ll experience no gaps, fewer leaks, and healthier skin. As the skin barrier swells with fluid output around the stoma, it creates a tight and secure cutting required symbol for moldable technology


Available in one- and two-piece ostomy pouching system options, this is a perfect solution to getting the snug and secure protection you need for your unique stoma type. And best of all, there is no cutting required!

Natura Durahesive Moldable Skin Barrier

Natura Durahesive Moldable Skin Barrier with Accordion FlangeTired of the traditional cut-to-fit skin barrier? Looking for a secure fit while keeping your skin healthy? This moldable skin barrier by ConvaTec does just that and features an accordion flange for easy pouch application.

As part of a two-piece system, the Natura Accordion Flange makes pouch application much easier and more comfortable, all while delivering the proven skin protection of Moldable Technology. The Natura Accordion Flange provides the most protection for everyday wear.

Esteem+ One-Piece Moldable Closed-End Pouch

Esteem + One-Piece Moldable Closed-End PouchLooking for a one-piece system that is gentle on the skin while remaining secure and easy to use? This all-in-one moldable solution allows for a simple, secure, and comfortable experience.


Esteem + One-Piece Moldable Closed-End Pouch is the first-ever one-piece pouch with Moldable Technology that combines the convenience of a one-piece pouching system with clinically-proven skin and leak protection for the ultimate in colostomy supplies. The thin, flexible design is made to move with the body. Easy to apply and remove, the unique Esteem + One-Piece Moldable Closed-End Pouch offers a soft comfort panel, advanced filter, and an easy-view window on the front of the pouch.

Esteem+ One-Piece Moldable Drainable Pouch

ConveTec moldable on-piece pouchFor a drainable one-piece pouch with Moldable Technology, this thin and flexible design is made to move with your body as it provides skin and leak protection.

The Esteem + One-Piece Moldable Drainable Pouch offers everything the Esteem + One-Piece Moldable Closed-End Pouch does with a drainable tail closure. This one-piece ostomy pouching system is gentle on the skin while allowing for a simple, secure, and comfortable experience.

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For any questions or concerns related to ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ or any of the other home delivery medical supplies that we carry, our Personally Delivered Product Experts are just a phone call away and ready to help.

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The Esteem+ Soft Convex by Convatec

Are you looking for an ostomy pouch that is less visible under your clothing? Do you have skin folds and creases that make your pouch difficult to place? Are you worried about leaking and odors with your ostomy pouching system? With Convatec’s newest addition to its line of one-piece convex ostomy pouching system line, the Esteem+ Soft Convex can make these concerns of the past.

The Esteem+ Soft Convex

The latest addition to Convatec’s range of one-piece ostomy solutions is the Esteem+ Soft Convex system. Convatec listened to the concerns of many ostomy pouching system users and addressed all of them with their newest design in the Convatec ostomy supply lineup. The one-piece system is often a preference because of its discreet lower profile under clothing. The pouch and wafer/flange are also unable to be separated, so the one-piece option provides a greater sense of security. Let’s discuss how the Esteem+ Soft Convex has become the ostomy pouching system of choice for many across the nation.

What Makes The Esteem+ Soft Convex so Different?

A More Manageable System

Esteem+ Soft Convex Ostomy PouchAs we mentioned, the one-piece ostomy systems are a preferred choice because of their low-profile and added security features. Some other features that make the Esteem+ Soft Convex a preferred choice are:

  • A split-fabric, easy-view window for accurate placement and viewing of the stoma and output.
  • An integrated filter gives the user reassurance that there will not be any ballooning as it also helps to minimize odors.
  • The Safe Seal Clipless closure makes this pouching system easy to empty and clean.
  • Belt tabs are included for attaching an ostomy belt, if preferred, for added security.

A More Diverse System

The Esteem+ Soft Convex was made for those with many different ostomy and stoma types. No matter which of the following you have, this pouching system can be the solution:

  • Ileostomy – small intestine connected to the abdominal wall
  • Colostomy – colon connected to the abdominal wall
  • Flush Stoma – stoma is level with the skin
  • Retracted Stoma – stoma is sunken or dips below the skin level

A More Compatible System

If you have skin folds or creases, it can be difficult to precisely place a standard flat ostomy skin barrier and feel confident that there will not be any leakage of fluids or odors. With the Esteem+ Soft Convex pouching system, the convex skin barrier curves toward the skin to help improve the projection of the stoma for optimal drainage. Previous barriers and baseplates did not offer a cut-to-fit design that are both flexible and have shallow convexity. With three distinct plateau sizes below, this one-piece drainable ostomy pouch can fit with almost any body type for a more comfortable wear.

  1. V1 – 3/4 – 1-7/8″W (20-47mm) – Item# 422363
  2. V2 – 3/5 – 1-3/5″W (15-40mm) – Item# 422364
  3. V3 – (3/8 – 1-1/8″W (10-28mm) – Item# 422365

A More Protective System

Peristomal skin can become very irritated when an ostomy pouching system does not fit securely and conform to various body and stoma types. The flexibility and softness of the Esteem+ Soft Convex system makes it a more comfortable and secure choice, eliminating the costs associated with the use of stoma skin treatment and protective products. Because this pouching system is body-conforming, leaking is less likely, which reduces skin breakdown and makes it a more skin-friendly option.

At Personally Delivered, we proudly carry the Esteem+ Soft Convex and an extensive line of other Convatec ostomy supplies. If you have any questions about any of the ostomy products we carry, give us a call, and one of our Product Experts would be happy to help.

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