When I received my ostomy,I never considered new underwear,I too wear Hanes. As I get older I buy a bigger size so it will fit over my ostomy conmfortably. I do not want to creat a pancake. This is according to your diet. If you eat more fiber,it will thicken and when you lie down it can accumulate right on the inside as its coming out.You just have to experience one,to know what i mean.I still wear Hanes.
One of the shortcuts I have discovered is baby oil. I carry a small bottle of oil in my purse,and when being out and about if i Need to empty my bag,it helps to put a small amount of oil in the pouch after you empty it. It causes everything to slide out easier and you are left with a empty bag. This probably can't work for everyone,i live alone so I can have things as i need them. I always put a small amount in my bag after emptying it in the am. I still change my entire emsemble twice a week. I call her Gertrude,and say she got a change of outfits.I don't go around talking about it,only to my daughter.I am older,75 so i don't have the romance thing to worry about,divorced for many years.
I had a bad surgeon,the operation was a success but he nearly killed my spirit by impling that my operation was my fault for contracting diverticulis.I considered a reversal,but could not bring myself to submit to another surgery by his hand.My daughter told him off one day and I have not been to another surgeon since. I have health problems but not that kind.Now,I am better off with Gertrude than without.I call her my wonder woman. Saved my life. It is a learning experience,having to clean up a blowout is sickening,sometimes worse than others. If you stain your clothing,you just want to throw it out. You can,but if you use a potion,it will come out. I use 1/3 dish soap(dawn) and 2/3 hydrogen peroxide. Wet garment,spray,allow to soak for at least 15 minutes. I wear rubber gloves until its clean, I assume you have been told how strong this feces is.Since we no longer have any colon,our feces has not been diluted and it is potent. I'm sorry,I am not explaining that well. It is not the same for everyone. I am happy and adjusted,there are some hidden blessings,no diarrhea.for one. I wish you the best of luck,when I first came home,I lived on this web site,just about. Home health nurses were available for the first two weeks,so much help,I will always admire those ladies.