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Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:03 pm


Dlynn wrote:

My stoma is a little lower than my belly button. Since I'm home still, I have just been wearing a day shirt and or jammie shorts. 
I did have an appointment the other day and I wore elastic waistband that was below my stoma. That was comfortable. 
Deanna

I wear the same clothes as always, not a problem. Four months in and jeans, shorts, dress slacks, whatever is needed for work or relaxing. Jeans are a bit "heavy" but I live in SoCal and its been a warm year.

Joe

These are the top 5 issues ostomates face:

1. Dating and relationships
2. Concealing the pouch
3. Foods to eat and avoid
4. Losing or gaining weight
5. Pouch ballooning

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Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:29 am


Dlynn wrote:

My stoma is a little lower than my belly button. Since I'm home still, I have just been wearing a day shirt and or jammie shorts. 
I did have an appointment the other day and I wore elastic waistband that was below my stoma. That was comfortable. 
Deanna

Some of my patients really like the Stealth Belt.  It conceals the pouch.  See image. :)


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Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:04 pm

Hi Deanna, for 37 years I have worn same clothes general public wears.I wear everything I wore prior to surgery(ileostomy). I wear stretchy panties that cover my pouch and they hold it in securely. When I had surgery in 1984 my ostomy visitor was a pretty college student that came into my hospital room wearing form fitting white Levi's! I was so surprised and impressed thinking hey if she can do it I can! She was petite about the same size as me, 5'1", 102 lbs. 

Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:16 pm


Dlynn wrote:

Thank you Terry, I have my 40 year high school reunion this weekend and was wondering what to wear that would be comfortable and undetectable of my bag. I do like the idea of a Spanx, that way I could wear a comfortable dress and not worry about anything around my waist. 😁

Hi! 

I have had my ostomy for 4 years. Most of my regular clothes still work. But I've mostly worn jeans that sit just below my waist and just above my ostomy. I also limit myself to longer and looser tops.

I have found underwear that works great for me made by Jockey.

They have a wide 4" spandex waist band that holds my bag tightly against my body without binding or causing " muffin top". You can find them at Walmart. 

I too wore loose stretchy pants for a long time as I am a caretaker for my mom and don't need to leave the house for work. I now suspect that the lack of support may have lead to my hernia growing. Maybe ask your nuse about that.

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