Welcome back! I use an ostomy belt almost all the time now because I have a hernia that causes my pouch to not sit correctly and it is more for added comfort of mind than anything. I used to put one on for about an hour after applying the pouch just to make sure it was adhered enough, then take it off. Again, it was probably for peace of mind, but it did seem to help. I'd say if you have good adhesion with your wafer/pouch, then you don't need to wear one unless it makes you more comfortable. I will quit babbling now. Peace, Gail
It took awhile for me to get used to it always being there but I think the longer you wear it it just becomes a natural thing.
Good luck with yours