My surgery for rectal cancer is scheduled for October 9, and I will emerge from surgery with an ostomy. Naturally, I have a lot of questions and my learning curve will be very steep. But, my immediate question is about clothing to wear with an ostomy. I would like to go shopping before the surgery if possible, but I'm not sure about what to buy. My typical work attire is khakis and a button-down shirt, but I am self-employed and have a lot of latitude in my wardrobe. Do I buy clothes that fit me now, or a size larger to accommodate the ostomy? Also, are there any other supplies or helpful hints that you could provide for me? Any help is greatly appreciated.