I am a pretty new ostomate (about 2 months or so). I am having trouble properly supporting my tummy and stoma site - my faceplate now rests on a small "hill" of tummy, and when the pouch starts to fill, it drags and swings against the stoma area. I have tried some belts and other supports that go around the waist and over the entire stoma/faceplate/pouch assembly, and that does feel more comfortable than the swing and drag, but that has problems of its own. When I cover and support everything, it pushes the pouch against the faceplate, and waste just pancakes around the ring instead of flowing down into the pouch. With pressure as more waste is voided, instead of flowing into the pouch waste infiltrated beneath the inside edge of the faceplate right around the stoma, and works its way along the skin until it "blows out" the side underneath the faceplate. Not cool! I use Hollister pouches with the belt tabs, but the belt I have seen to go with that is very narrow, and it seems it would be uncomfortable.
Does anyone have any experience with the narrow Hollister belts? Is there a wider belt that would fit the table, maybe of another brand? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!