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Posted by warrior, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:48 pm

Texas Steve, can u post picture? This sounds like it will resolve my issues. Thanks, jersey Tony

oops this list may directed to wrong person. Little red?



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Reply by Bill, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:48 pm
Little Red wrote:

I bought 3  ostomy Hernia Belts from NuHope and they also are a waste,    I have different widths,  they continually fold overand slide down.   I had a problem with the plastic ring that fits around my pouch  it was always pulling to one side or the other and up  and down.  I also started to itch and had a irritation from the plastic ring.    and then you need different size rings if you use different pouches.   and I tried 3 different ones.   I may go to wally world and buy a back brace and cut it to fit myself.

 

 


Hello Little Red. 

 I have tried  three different type of back braces and all of them make me sweat like mad so I gave up with them. Also, I was advised that they should only be worn for relatively short periods because the support have  the effect of weakening th back muscles if they are worn for long periods ( apparently the muscles get weaker because they don'thave to work so hard).

Best wishes

Bill  

Reply by Tickpol , on Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:50 pm

I'm not looking for torso support as much as I am just to camoflage my pouch when I have to dress up.

 

I did use a belt when I had a pouch over my fistula and I did have to occasionally adjust but nothing is perfect.  At least it did what I got it for and that was support the hernia the fistula came up through.

Reply by warrior, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 pm

an u post pictureccccC

TXSteve wrote:

What I finally settled on is a simple 7” waistband from Comfizz.com. I turn my pouch sideways, place a neoprene “muffler” (from stealth belt’s site) over it, and then pull the wrap over it. This holds everything in place nicely, while not having an anchor to the appliance, thereby avoiding accidental tugs being an issue. It is also fairly simple to just pull out and down from the top to expose the pouch when you need to empty.

an u post pictures, Steve? This sounds perfect.

Reply by Little Red, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:06 pm

Thanks Bill I know they are hot   but I also have herniated disks in my lower back  and I need something to support all three of my issues,  Parastomal hernia, unbilical hernia  and my back.   I am a accident looking for a place to happen.  So it is only a few dollars and what have I got to loose. Anything is worth a try.

 

 

 

Reply by TXSteve, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:07 pm

Here is a link to a picture on the comfizz.com site. I hope this helps some of you. Best of luck!

https://comfizz.com/product/7waistband-unisex-level1/

Reply by warrior, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:26 pm
TXSteve wrote:

What I finally settled on is a simple 7” waistband from Comfizz.com. I turn my pouch sideways, place a neoprene “muffler” (from stealth belt’s site) over it, and then pull the wrap over it. This holds everything in place nicely, while not having an anchor to the appliance, thereby avoiding accidental tugs being an issue. It is also fairly simple to just pull out and down from the top to expose the pouch when you need to empty.


saw it. Thanks. Always leery about UK and Europe sizes.

no way I'm a medium. Will try large. But how do prevent stoma squish if the wrap it so tight? I'd be afraid no room to expand or stoma retracts.

Reply by TXSteve, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:33 pm
warrior wrote:
TXSteve wrote:

What I finally settled on is a simple 7” waistband from Comfizz.com. I turn my pouch sideways, place a neoprene “muffler” (from stealth belt’s site) over it, and then pull the wrap over it. This holds everything in place nicely, while not having an anchor to the appliance, thereby avoiding accidental tugs being an issue. It is also fairly simple to just pull out and down from the top to expose the pouch when you need to empty.


saw it. Thanks. Always leery about UK and Europe sizes.

no way I'm a medium. Will try large. But how do prevent stoma squish if the wrap it so tight? I'd be afraid no room to expand or stoma retracts.


The wrap is snug enough to hold things in place, but also stretchy enough to allow for expansion as the pouch fills. You may end up trying more than one size, but they are inexpensive enough to not get hurt too bad, considering the other options. I have used these for years and am pretty happy with them.

Reply by Little Red, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:33 pm
warrior wrote:
TXSteve wrote:

What I finally settled on is a simple 7” waistband from Comfizz.com. I turn my pouch sideways, place a neoprene “muffler” (from stealth belt’s site) over it, and then pull the wrap over it. This holds everything in place nicely, while not having an anchor to the appliance, thereby avoiding accidental tugs being an issue. It is also fairly simple to just pull out and down from the top to expose the pouch when you need to empty.


saw it. Thanks. Always leery about UK and Europe sizes.

no way I'm a medium. Will try large. But how do prevent stoma squish if the wrap it so tight? I'd be afraid no room to expand or stoma retracts.


Dave,  do you have a colostomy ?   if so  even  if it didn't work for me  eacn person is different,  Nu Hope  Belts have a web site  you may want to go there for information.  Maybe if the belts I have ordered were wider they would have worked.  Try this site.  https://www.nu-hope.com

 



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Reply by iMacG5, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:01 pm

My reply might have little to do with Dave's post but I'm learning and hope to learn even more from all you Ostoexperts out there. I use hernia belts from NU-HOPE. I bought them to hold my guts in place. They satisfy that requirement but also provide for a good seal with each appliance change. I wear it overnight with my two-piece Convatec system and I’m good for a week with just the little 1 inch elastic belt except when I’m weeding, gardening, trimming shrubs or trying to hit a golf ball 300 yards which will never, ever happen. These hernia belts do nothing to hide the appliance but don’t restrict the stoma’s output. When I must tuck my shirt in I wear suspenders.
Like I said, I’m still learning and appreciate all you folks have to offer.
Mike

Reply by dski46, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:10 pm

My husband has 2 stealth belts and he wears it even to bed, he states it gives him support and he chose the type that wear you wear the bag @ a slight angle .

He states it doesn't cut into his belt line and it is still easy to empty his ostomy.

He has an ileostomy. He only takes it off to shower washes it out and puts a clean one on.

It is worth the money for him to have this security and no one sees his bag thru his clothing. I hope this helps

 

EAM
Reply by EAM, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:05 pm

Hi I have a steathbelt pro, a pro with hernia stitching and a hybrid with hernia stitching, and just ordered anouther stealth belt hybrid.

So I guess you could say I like them. I think they are well made and very functional, they are expensive but worth it.

Reply by warrior, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:11 pm

perhaps it depends on the body type and buldge in the side of your stomach? I don't know. Mine leaked and I was fussing with it all the time. it was the cheaper one tho. I like steve's idea.  just for support and expansion. and they are cheap.. only thing would be sweating in the heat.. good post and good comments.   Hey EAM you interested in meeting up with other NJ ostomates? 

Reply by Superme, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:16 pm

Hi! I have 4 of these and they are great. I tried the professional one that has Velcro closure and can be used in water sports. I was very disappointed that it really did not protect me at all during sports of any kind. What I do like is the one that is a slip on and is measured to your appliance type and which side of your body. I wear them at night primarily. I find it helps protect if you begin to have a blow out. Generally you really shouldn’t have a blow out. What I also like is it is discreet. If you are having a hang up about your sexuality then this is a winner. Last of all, they are very comfortable.  The drawback is they are expensive. If it’s not right the first time I believe they will refund you, but generally they do not take returns.

Reply by Superme, on Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm

Hi! I have 4 of these and they are great. I tried the professional one that has Velcro closure and can be used in water sports. I was very disappointed that it really did not protect me at all during sports of any kind. What I do like is the one that is a slip on and is measured to your appliance type and which side of your body. I wear them at night primarily. I find it helps protect if you begin to have a blow out. Generally you really shouldn’t have a blow out. What I also like is it is discreet. If you are having a hang up about your sexuality then this is a winner. Last of all, they are very comfortable.  The drawback is they are expensive. If it’s not right the first time I believe they will refund you, but generally they do not take returns.

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