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The use of the word "bag" to describe an ostomy pouch.

Posted by Mark1070, on Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:46 am

Even better, call it a prosthetic, which is what it actually is and what the insurance companies refer to it as. 

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Reply by Past Member, on Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:48 am

Yeah you're right , didn't really give it consideration tbh , you have to admit the first few weeks are full on learning and innovating to design aids of all kinds to make the BAG (sorry couldn't resist )management regime as efficient and clean and tidy as possible , but I'll use pouch in future ,they are a remarkable piece of design must admit . Having said all this there was a lovely older guy , nurse , in colorectal ward when I was in for my emergency ileo ,from South Africa and the accent and his reference to the pouch was "shit bag" was fantastic , especially if a particularly slick consultant in earshot , made me laugh every time , but Erik couldn't understand why I found amusement in this . 

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