Hi everyone, I still can't figure out how to wear pants. If I wear them too low, it pushes up on the adhesive when I sit and loosens the base. If I wear them just above my ostomy bag, they pull down on the stoma and I get blisters at the base of my stoma. Can anyone explain to me how they deal with wearing pants? If the pants are too tight, then how does the stool make it to the bottom of the bag? I feel as if I need to bring back the MC Hammer parachute pants. LOL Even sweats that are too bulky weigh on it and aggravate my stoma.
Winter will be here before we know it, and I would like to be prepared for it. I have heard of maternity pants that work pretty good, but I can't seem to wrap my head around this yet. I am still in a phase of acceptance and adjustment. I come from the beach area, and when I was young, hardly ever wore pants. Midi skirts were my thing. Maybe I will have to go back to this style, but then there is the issue of the weight of the skirt above the stoma. Do most of us wear the bag on the outside of our pants/skirts? In the pictures, I can't tell unless the shirt is tucked in. Even this makes me think how lucky that person is being able to conceal their bag. Ah! the little things in life.
P.S. I am 11 weeks post-op and have a right-sided ileostomy just below the belly button level. Do people have their stoma moved to a different area for comfort? It seems like a hell of a thing to go through just to wear clothes that fit. Anyway, any insight would be great.
Thanks to everyone, this site has truly helped. I am so grateful to everyone here.