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Ostomy Belts That Clip Onto Pouch

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:05 pm
I have been wearing the ostomy belt since my surgery in October 2012 pretty much 24/7.  Then I was thinking is it really helping?  Any advice on the belt would be appreciated.  Thanks.  Penguins7
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:17 pm
Hello Penguins7,
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
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:10 am
Thanks gail.  I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy so you are right it is peace of mind.  Thanks.  Rod
Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:07 pm
Because my stomach is not small, and because I want to avoid a hernia, and just because it feels more secure, I wear a belt all the time now. I sleep with one of the small 1 inch belts on, and I wear a 4 inch wide belt all day long. I think the support really helps, at least I feel that way. I certainly would not want to do any heaving lifting without a good belt for support on and around my ostomy, so I also keep a six inch wide belt around for that reason.
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Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:18 pm
I have been wearing a belt since my surgery, also in October of 2012.  At first I was wearing it only sometimes if I thought of it.  I started having leakage around the skin barrier to the point where I was having to change my whole system out a couple of times a week.  Finally my daughter suggested I be really diligent about wearing the belt.  Once I started wearing it all the time (even at night), I had no more leakage.

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
Judi
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