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Axl
 
This is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding.

I've been hearing a bit about this lately on here and thinking about it for a while and today was the day, bag off and Into the shower, and yes it felt awesome. As I have a ileo I was a bit concerned about how to quickly get dried off without leaking,  but it went well. I think I stayed in the shower for 15 minutes I was enjoying it that much ... Will I do it again, not until I work out how to go from wet to dry without risk, but I'm glad I tried it out, was a great feeling.

Axl

 

Glad to hear that!

I've been showering bagless since forever. I have an ileo and a uro. I put new bags on while standing in the shower after I've washed. Sometimes I get lucky and don't make much mess, with the urostomy, I can't really stop it dripping, but with my ileostomy, I've found that window of inactivity, for me, it's always in the morning, 1 hour after waking up, and before eating anything.  You just gotta find your groove Axl, I realise not everyone can do this due to time restraints, but I'm retired, and have lots of time. I shower bagless, and change both my bags every 3 days, always dealing with the urostomy first, to avoid any cross contamination.    Just find the best time of day or night that works best for you, when your ileostomy is quiet. 

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Nothing more refreshing than having your bag off and having the water run over your body. Been doing it for 12 years. 

 

I have been showering bag free for over 20 years. Using a simple product called "Stoma Cup" which is a small plastic cup you use with a small ostomy belt. If you put it on after showering while drying off. It will catch your output for the few minutes while you're drying off. Works fine, very rarely does my output exceed the volume of the cup. Just dump it in toilet and rinse out for next time. Doesn't get in the way of toweling off either.

 


Two bags wrote:

Glad to hear that!

I've been showering bagless since forever. I have an ileo and a uro. I put new bags on while standing in the shower after I've washed. Sometimes I get lucky and don't make much ...

You are my ostomate hero !  Next time I’m feeling sorry for myself cause I have to wear a bag

I will definitely remember you having to deal with 2 of them.  Thanks for sharing.

 

For me, a morning shower is best as my stoma (ileostomy) still seems to be sleeping and I have not had anything to eat or drink for several hours.  Once I turn the shower off I place a tissue on my stoma while I dry myself.  Enjoy those many minutes in the shower with no bag!!!

 

oh man it's a great feeling ain't it...do it once a week my preparation is as follows get bag cut sized and all supplies ready on the counter, included folded paper towels....I undress dump peel and enjoy for as long as my hot water tank last lol.... getting out use paper towel to dry stoma area and the fold paper towel secure with tape and dry off real good then do the ileostomy thing once dried of and all in place for extra security I blast bag flange with hair dryer and dress away.....easy peasy....shower always with bag but to have my weekly no bag time.....shower on bagless my friend adapt conquer overcome!!!!

 

Welcome to the club Axl.  Isn't it great!?

 

Hello AXL, A new product out might help you called Stoma genie. You can read about it and make your decision yourself. Best of luck buddy.

do

 


Two bags wrote:

Glad to hear that!

I've been showering bagless since forever. I have an ileo and a uro. I put new bags on while standing in the shower after I've washed. Sometimes I get lucky and don't make much ...

I like your idea of replacing the back whilst still in the shower. It would help drying without and problems. I would put the wafer on first thou, as it would not stick when wet. Great idea.

 

A tip that works for me is to put a piece of toilet paper, three squares, doubled, over my stoma the moment I get out of the shower.  Then, if any output occurs while I'm drying off, I can usually catch it in time and it's absorbed before it becomes a mess.  It covers the area around my stoma too, and starts the drying process.  Also, I have everything I need to make the change ready, flange on the pouch cut to size, mirror, extra tissue, all laid out.

Terry

 


delgrl525 wrote:

A tip that works for me is to put a piece of toilet paper, three squares, doubled, over my stoma the moment I get out of the shower.  Then, if any output occurs while I'm drying off, I can usually...

Ditto !👍

 

I go bagless once a week, in the morning. I have a couple cups of coffee, wait a couple hours get my equipment ready on the counter remove the tape I seal the barrier with, and jump in wash from top down, when I finish I put a towel around my waist, use a hair dryer to heat the disc, I usually get it on before anything happens, tape it down attach by bag, it's Hollister 2 piece, and I'm good to go, my insurance will allow 1 change per week, I use the protective wipes on my skin, if I don't the bag will fail before the days out. 

 

I shower bag less as well.  My stoma nurse told me to put a square of toilet paper over my stoma to catch the possible leaks.  I tend to shower late or before I eat anything. Then it won't be real active. 

 

Took me a while to go bagless in the shower, but now I do it all the time. One thing is I feel I'd like the skin to be exposed to natural water and air for at least a few minutes in the day! Luckily my stoma seems well housetrained - usually very little appears in the morning hours. But occasionally there is activity and if I don't happen to catch it with toilet roll or kitchen roll (more likely), well, there's always what someone on Reddit called "the ole waffle-stomp"! I had to LOL when I read that. It's all going to the same place anyway. But I have learned to do a very detailed look around my shower (I've got one of those "wetroom" affairs, the previous tenant was disabled) before I leave. And I have also learned to do a doubly detailed look around when I use someone else's bathroom - in that case I don't go bagless, BTW.

 


Panor wrote:

I have been showering bag free for over 20 years. Using a simple product called "Stoma Cup" which is a small plastic cup you use with a small ostomy belt. If you put it on after showering while dry...

Where did you get this Stoma Cup ?   Are you able to order it online, or do they have them in drug stores ? Sounds like a very interesting way to take a shower in the altogether like it use to be.  Thanks for any info 

 

Company called RCS 1-419-358-8003

http://www.RCS company.com

Believe me, the simplest, effortless way with no mess, no fuss. BTW I have no involvement in the company, just a long time happy user. 


 

I always shower with the two bags off. I tend to sense if the Ileostomy is going to start being active, so I hold on until it feels comfy. Although admitted a few times it caught me out over the years.

I then deal with the Urostomy first when I come out of the shower as no idea when it will decide to drip drip, then I deal with the Ileostomy. I do have a a small towel at hand ready to cover one or the other if they get active.

I am fairly speedy though once out of the shower to get them both done and dusted. :)

 

Hi all I've been thinking of trying to go bagless but afraid the soap may harm my stoma when rinsing off is liquid soap ok to use as long as I try to avoid tootsy(my stoma name) I have heard some people say they use head and shoulders classic to clean parastomal skin is that safe??? Maybe one day I'll get the guts to try it thanks all

 


strigglestabatha wrote:

Hi all I've been thinking of trying to go bagless but afraid the soap may harm my stoma when rinsing off is liquid soap ok to use as long as I try to avoid tootsy(my stoma name) I have heard some p...

I use Dial to clean everything off and then I put some Head and Shoulders on and let it sit for 30 seconds or so before rinsing it all off really well. 

 


strigglestabatha wrote:

Hi all I've been thinking of trying to go bagless but afraid the soap may harm my stoma when rinsing off is liquid soap ok to use as long as I try to avoid tootsy(my stoma name) I have heard some p...

Hunny once u try it bagless you will do it often it is so liberating omg....

At least once a week mine is off for a full clean.

I use baby soap or dove etc over enter body including stumpy....

Rinse off real good you will be A ok....

Tracy

 

I hear you showering without the bag is so freeing. Its the only time I feel like my old self before the surgery. Yes the stoma acts up sometimes but it just goes down the drain. I hate wearing the bag. I always uncomfortable and really cant wear alot of my clothes but I mange. Enjoy your next shower dude.

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