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Simple Tip, Sorry, for Ladies Only!

Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:10 pm
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Hello to all my fellow female ostomates,

You know how we all figure out our own routines for dealing with our ostomies?  Some from advice from others, and some, we just come up with ourselves?  Well, something I've been doing since the beginning, a very simple trick, maybe something that all you ladies already figured out, but it occurred to me that some might not have.  You might all say, "well, duh!", but here it is.  When I'm emptying my pouch, and I am wearing a top, shirt, blouse, sweater, whatever, that hangs past my waist, which pretty much all my tops do, in order to get things out of the way and make the emptying process easier, I simply tuck the bottom of my top under the band of my bra.  It makes a big difference.  Hopefully this will help some.

Terry

Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:33 pm

Thanks Terry 😊 

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Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:50 pm

Lol I tuck it under my boobs 🤪

😇

Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:33 pm

Thank you!!  This will make life a lot better!! Not to mention keeping my shirts cleaner longer!  Thank you 

Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:00 pm

As I don't always wear a bra, even before the ostomy (and definitely after), I've always worn stretchy singlet tops/camisoles that I can tuck in shirts and tops under (even a dress or skirt on occasion), just roll it all up and away you go! 

Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:42 pm

I catch the end of my shirt and pull it tight around my body and tuck it under. I also keep a bag clip that you clip opened bags with on a shelf beside the commode. I gather up the end of my shirt tight and clip it.

Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:58 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

Lol I tuck it under my boobs 🤪

😇

🤗 😁

Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:49 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

Lol I tuck it under my boobs 🤪

😇

LOL!  I'm not sure my equipment would be up to the challenge!

Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:50 pm


Hairdresser wrote:

Thank you!!  This will make life a lot better!! Not to mention keeping my shirts cleaner longer!  Thank you 

I'm so glad it could be of help to you!

Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:55 pm


~jo~ wrote:

As I don't always wear a bra, even before the ostomy (and definitely after), I've always worn stretchy singlet tops/camisoles that I can tuck in shirts and tops under (even a dress or skirt on occa...

Yeah, when I'm at home, the girls are usually unencumbered, so this trick doesn't always work!

Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:21 pm


delgrl525 wrote:

Yeah, when I'm at home, the girls are usually unencumbered, so this trick doesn't always work!

Amen!!! Lol 

😇

Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:11 pm

I pull my top up and over my head so it's around my neck. 

Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:31 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

Lol I tuck it under my boobs 🤪

😇

Me Too !!  🙃☘.

Keep  smilin and enjoying life Angel  ...you have a pretty smile 🤗...  Magoo ☘

Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:14 pm

I just take my shirt off, you ladies should try it. 😁😮👁👁

Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:37 pm


Mayoman wrote:

Me Too !!  🙃☘.

Keep  smilin and enjoying life Angel  ...you have a pretty smile 🤗...  Magoo ☘

Silly MaGoo 😜, you’re so sweet- thank you 

😇

Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:38 pm


AlexT wrote:

I just take my shirt off, you ladies should try it. 😁😮👁👁

How do you know we don’t???  🤪

😇

Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:44 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

How do you know we don’t???  🤪

😇

Pics or it didn’t happen. 😁🤭

Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:57 am

I used to tie my shirt with an elastic hair band and it would get all wrinkled in record time until an ostomy nurse tucked it under my bra. I thought, "How did I not think of this?" Thanks for sharing your simple yet effective tip, Terry!

P.S. For those of you who have a cold season, isn't it fun to have to maneuver a scarf in an outdoor public restroom, too?!🙄

Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:06 pm


AlexT wrote:

Pics or it didn’t happen. 😁🤭

😉

Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:41 pm

I pull the hem up and clip it to the neckline with a claw type hair clip.

Lots of good tips here 😊

Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:29 pm


Ebony&Ivory wrote:

I pull my top up and over my head so it's around my neck. 

I've been known to do that when I'm not wearing a bra!

Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:30 pm


AlexT wrote:

I just take my shirt off, you ladies should try it. 😁😮👁👁

Funny lol.

Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:33 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

Lol I tuck it under my boobs 🤪

😇

I does the same to.I have enough boobs to tuck mines.

Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:27 am

I tuck under the bra...always!!  lol...and my greatest fear is coming out the restroom at work with my shirt still tucked in my bra!!  lol ...it most certainly will happen to me at some point, I don't doubt it.  :o)

Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:26 am

I always carry a covered elastic band that I use to tie up my hair. It's also useful  to pull up and secure my clothing at chest level to prevent the fabric falling down into the bag area when I'm emptying. 

Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:30 pm


Earth Angel wrote:

Lol I tuck it under my boobs 🤪

😇

Haha! I always make the crop top with the bottom of my top with the collar of my shirt or dress.

Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:49 am

Great suggestion!  I tucked my shirt under my chin.  Had a few close calls :)  This would be so much easier.

Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:02 pm

Great suggestion delgrl525.... seeing I go braless around the house ONLY and my boobs aren't big enough to tuck my shirt under although as the saying goes gravity certainly has taken over lol makes me a chin tucker lol... love the great suggestions ty you all and for 

Alex T we all know now you're a boob man 😆 🤣 

Stay well be safe all

Tracy 

Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:05 pm


Homie With A Stomie NS wrote:

Great suggestion delgrl525.... seeing I go braless around the house ONLY and my boobs aren't big enough to tuck my shirt under although as the saying goes gravity certainly has taken over lol makes...

Me? 👀 

Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:06 am


AlexT wrote:

Me? 👀 

no not you you're puppy 🤣 😂 of course YOU!!!

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