I have a new ostomy bag. It comes with a paste (in a tube about the
size of a tooth paste tube) that you squeeze out around the opening to
seal it. It would be nice to have something like a caulk gun to
squeeze it out of the tube.
Anyone know of something like this?
Years ago, they made "keys" that you would use to roll up the
toothpaste tube and, in doing so, dispense the paste without
"squishing" the tube in the middle.
It looked like a slotted (plastic) dowel with a "wing nut"
sort of end. You slipped the crimped end of the toothpaste
tube (when they were metal) into the slot in the dowel.
Then, turned the "wing nut" end to roll the tube up onto
the dowel. Of course, as you do so, you are decreasing the
volume available inside the tube and thus forcing paste out the
I've also seen a different product that ran the tube through
a sort of "wringer" like on the ancient washing machines ("tubs")
to much the same effect.
I remember those keys and also remember the old metal tubes. It's
amazing any of us survived those years, considering out tooth paste (and
other medications and products) came in LEAD tubes.
I also remember when Christmas Tinsel was made from pure LEAD. Heck, a
box of tinsel weighed several pounds.
And of course there was the old LEAD plumbing pipes.
How did any of us survive?
Every morning you cleaned your teeth while getting your daily dose of
lead.... If you cut yourself, you just applied some ointment from a LEAD
Now a days, they will condemn and demolish a million dollar building,
because it's paint contains a fraction of one percent of lead. But prior
to somewhere in the 1970's lead was everywhere. How much of that lead
tinsel got into your christmas candies and cookies?
Maybe all of us who lived thru that time period, are dead. We just dont
know it yet! That might explain why young people ignore us, and all this
time I thought it was just their ear buds, and the texts they listen to
on their shumart fonz.
On Friday, January 1, 2016 at 6:23:11 PM UTC-6, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
...and the eating utensils had lead holding the handles on. The Romans died young because of lead pots. And the original canned goods were sealed with lead.
I do remember how well the tinsel hung though! (70 yo here)
I have seen the ones mentioned for toothpaste. If you don't get any ideas
here you could use a 3" piece of 3/8 dowel. Or talk to the local support
group. Or the medical supply, I have found some of these are really bad with
help while if one noses around sometimes find a good one. Even your local
pharmacist could help.
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