I had a few questions about Ostomy accesories such as belts, protectors, etc..
I first wanted to ask, if you are using a belt or stoma guard, why? I ask because I know a lot of people don't use these, so I'm curious to why some people do.
I know Stealth Belts are very popular, I was thinking of getting one, though the whole seemed a bit weird to me. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding it. I understand you put your bag into the belt, but that means your bag would need to be horizontal, correct? If that's right, do people who wear their back "Regular", especially a one-piece, are they not typically able to use these? Another concern is, even if you were able to get it vertical into the belt, it seems as though your output would...just kind of sit at the stoma, since it's sideways. Sorry if I'm explaining this horribly!
And how is emptying the bag vertical with the belt, it seems like it would be hard?
Stoma guards...I know those you can wear your bag pretty much normal. As of right now, I just wear my bag straight down, not tucked in my pants or anything. I got my Ostomy in October 2015. Haven't been able to wear a seatbelt normal since hah. I was going to try and start exercising and go to the gym soon, since..well...I've been so immobile for so long. I want that to change.
I was curious if any of you guys had this too, and how you liked it. I know it's not necessary for working out/everyday activity, but it would be helpful and to get some protection just in case. Though yikes, they seem expensive. (At least the ones I looked at).
Any recommendations or input is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!