Thankyou so much for the concept Best wishes
pouch in such a fashion that there is nothing showing thru my clothes except a natural pant line. I hope this will work for you.
I've had a urostomy for two years and I look at it as a prosthesis just like a hand or foot prosthetic replacement. During the summer I wear a micro pouch & leg bag with shorts or a bathing suit with no problem. I do get some stares and some questions, I respond with it was bladder cancer. People are more understanding than you think, be bold and positive.
To star_gazer, Go to a doctor and or a stoma Nurse, talk to 3 or 4 if you have to so you get an opinion on what you can be doing. Please don't get offended, I'm not a doc or an expert or anything!
I'm going through the same thing where I think people notice my bag. I think it gets noticed and I experience paranoia with this situation. I think that the world revolves around me or something. I get the impression people think I'm hiding something so I'm paranoid and think something else is going on. I keep getting the message that people don't even notice the bag at all and when I look around usually no one is looking or even interested in what I'm doing. Then I get like I just want people to leave me alone, why am thinking something is going on when no one is even paying me any attention.
Yet I encounter problems with other people constantly, like I'm being stared at.
I have managed to find a different bag to use, this one is helping my skin to heal. The last one i was using seemed really good, just after a year and a half I've gotten pressure sores around my stoma where the convex flange pushes into the skin. It seemed like the skin there was getting thinner and thinner and that wasn't going to change. so I am changing to a flat bag with aloe vera in the glue to help my skin heal.
I am getting optimistic more than negative about my life.