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Ostomy Memories of Pajamas

Thu May 12, 2022 2:51 am
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DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY WEAR PAJAMAS ANY MORE?  Especially with an ostomy, I don’t want any potential obstructions, like a waistline, while I’m sleeping.  I wear night shirts.  I have some flannel for winter, and some light cotton for summer.  Even after I’ve discarded that, once I’ve made my way into my day, I will often shun pants in favor of a kaftan, which I will frequently wear throughout the day.  I try not to exit my house with the kaftan on, even if I’m just in my yard or retrieving my mail, as I don’t want my neighbors to fear that they’re living next door to any sort of religious zealot.  As far as jammies go, however, they always seemed unnecessary to me anyway.  What’s the point?  You’re in bed, presumably under covers of your choosing, so all pajamas can accomplish for you is keep you politely clothed as you patter back and forth to the bathroom or the kitchen or wherever right after you’ve awakened.  You can use a robe for that.  Does morning coffee taste better in pajamas?  That would be a victory of mind over matter.  As best I recall from my working days, one can get just as caffeinated in work clothes.  As far as pajamas go, I favor Marilyn Monroe’s approach:  she didn’t wear them.  I think her sleepwear was Chanel No 5.  Of course, she was Marilyn Monroe.  

Thu May 12, 2022 4:03 am

Fleece pajama pants rule, no shirt though. However, I mostly just sleep in my underwear 

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Thu May 12, 2022 5:30 am

I wear flannel pajama pants in the winter with a TShirt mostly because I forget to change my shirt when hooking up to TPN, I also wear a flannel robe with my coffee in the winter(I drink decaf) still afraid of what might happen as I was told by my docs to avoid caffeine. 
Spring and summer I wear cotton “house pants” again with a TShirt same reason or a tank top if I remember to change and a light cotton robe with my coffee, stole the cotton robe from the hospital. My neighbor calls it my Hefner robe. 

Thu May 12, 2022 7:29 am

Hi all i never wore pj,s  unless i was sick and laying on the couch, but when they came out with sweat pants and shirts that has been the go to for laying about, but as for sleeping just a t shirt and boxers.


Thu May 12, 2022 8:13 am

Oooo a pajama party! 😍

Pink fleece llama pajamas for this gal in the Great White North in the winter time! 💗🦙❄️😊 

Summertime is a crap shoot... fleece to cotton to nothing! LOL 😄

Thu May 12, 2022 9:50 am


Anonymous wrote:

Oooo a pajama party! 😍

Pink fleece llama pajamas for this gal in the Great White North in the winter time! 💗🦙❄️😊 

Summertime is a crap shoot... fleece to cotton to nothing! LOL 😄

🤭

Thu May 12, 2022 11:22 am

I’m with Marilyn Monroe lol….. so much more comfortable with nothing on. Sometimes I’ll wear a tee shirt but never bottoms lol you e gotta let things breathe! 😇

Thu May 12, 2022 12:01 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

I’m with Marilyn Monroe lol….. so much more comfortable with nothing on. Sometimes I’ll wear a tee shirt but never bottoms lol you e gotta let things breathe! 😇

I just knew you were that type. 😁

Thu May 12, 2022 3:38 pm

Interesting topic Henry!  For decades I was with Marilyn, and wore nothing at all.  I never liked the way pajamas, or worse, a nightgown, would bunch up and get all tangled.  Wearing nothing is so much more comfortable.  However, as my bowel problem progressed in my later years, maybe the last ten or so, I started wearing just my panties to bed, in case of little unexpected discharges.  Now, with my ostomy, I continue to wear my panties, but for a different reason.  I like to tuck the end of my pouch into the top of my panties, so that as my pouch fills, it has some support, and doesn't drag down, putting pressure on the adhesive.  I sleep on one side or the other, and it works well for me.

Terry

Thu May 12, 2022 3:41 pm

You ladies are all right. 👍😮

Thu May 12, 2022 5:06 pm


Abefroman1969 wrote:

I wear flannel pajama pants in the winter with a TShirt mostly because I forget to change my shirt when hooking up to TPN, I also wear a flannel robe with my coffee in the winter(I drink decaf) sti...

No Jammie’s for me…just a long tee-shirt type nighty 


Curious as to why no caffeinated coffee - should all ostimates avoid caffeine and why?

Thu May 12, 2022 5:17 pm


Justbreathe wrote:

No Jammie’s for me…just a long tee-shirt type nighty 


Curious as to why no caffeinated coffee - should all ostimates avoid caffeine and why?

My doctors tell me lots of things that turn out to be bullshit, there was a reason given but I forgot what it was, I do still have the occasional cup of reg coffee and do drink cola occasionally with zero ill effects. 

I’m starting to get to the point where I don’t trust my GI doc but that gonna be another very long post in a different thread. 

Thu May 12, 2022 5:18 pm


Anonymous wrote:

Oooo a pajama party! 😍

Pink fleece llama pajamas for this gal in the Great White North in the winter time! 💗🦙❄️😊 

Summertime is a crap shoot... fleece to cotton to nothing! LOL 😄

Summertime - crap shoot - poor choice of words (prolly not unintentional) and made me laugh !

Thu May 12, 2022 5:26 pm

I've never before heard about the prospect of caffeine being verboten for someone with an ostomy.  I have enjoyed strong Colombian coffee for years with no issues.  Of course, it's known to be a diuretic, so perhaps someone with a urostomy should think twice... I don't know.  That's a dr. question.


Thu May 12, 2022 5:32 pm


Justbreathe wrote:

Summertime - crap shoot - poor choice of words (prolly not unintentional) and made me laugh !

Thu May 12, 2022 5:41 pm


Abefroman1969 wrote:

I wear flannel pajama pants in the winter with a TShirt mostly because I forget to change my shirt when hooking up to TPN, I also wear a flannel robe with my coffee in the winter(I drink decaf) sti...

I remember some literature I brought home from hospital that said caffeine can cause stool to be very loose, so for people with new ileostomies, which tend to produce very loose stool anyway, it was not recommended.  I don't think it was meant as something to avoid long-term.  I've heard many people over the years say that caffeinated coffee gave them loose bowels, even had a friend who would drink a cup of strong coffee if he got constipated, and it worked like a charm!

Terry


Fri May 13, 2022 4:08 am

My only question to those sleeping "nekkid" is what do you do if you need to scratch ya bum?! 

Probably not an issue to those who are sans crack but even a barbie/ken butt can get itchy.

UOA* for this chickadee, keep everything contained 😉

*undies on always 😁

Fri May 13, 2022 10:08 am


Anonymous wrote:

My only question to those sleeping "nekkid" is what do you do if you need to scratch ya bum?! 

Probably not an issue to those who are sans crack but even a barbie/ken butt can get itchy.

UOA* fo...

With a Ken butt, one just needs to wiggle around on the sheets frantically for a few seconds to get that itchy spot, so I’ve heard. 👀 I also heard keeping your butt soft and supple with some lotion helps to prevent itchiness in the first place…..so I’ve heard. 

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