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Posted by drfields24 , on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:57 am

hi everyone....thanks so much for answering my questions. Bear with me as this is new to me......what is the best way to secure my bag so I can get in the pool?

 

Reply by xnine, on Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 am

For woman a tankini would be better than a one peice. For myself I ware a bandeau (tank top) over my bag. Others use a Stelth belt. and others use nothing. It might depend if you are just splashing around or doing laps.

Reply by NotDeadYet, on Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Do you mean, like, GLUE secure? Or "Non-flapping" secure?

As far as looks go, those swimsuits with the gathered-across fronts hide a bag no problem.  When I first got a clostomy, I got the Ralph Lauren gathered-front suit with the behind-neck kitten-bow:

 

It's a close-fitting suit, but the front-folds are amazingly wrinkly enough to hide an entire colostomy bag. Or a COLONY of colostomy bags!

Have I swam it it?  No.  Too terrified!

 

 

Reply by drfields24 , on Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:41 pm

Hello non flapping secure. Thanks for sharing.🙂

Reply by Immarsh, on Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:12 am

The best thing to do is take a friend ( who knows about your surgery) and spend the day bathing suit hunting.  I am short, chubby, and have big boobs, so it's not only about the ostomy for me.   When i was younger and thinner.....I went shopping by myself, and picked out a very slimming black bathingsuity wish ruching in the front.  I like it so much, that I bought it in red too.   The black one was perfect....the red was a see through when wet.   It could happen to anyone. 

As long as the suit fits well around the lower belly ( supports the pouch) you shouldn't have any trouble in the water.   I use to dive off diving boards, or the side of the pool, and I've also spent much of my time trudging in and out of the ocean waves.   Now that can pull you down, and pull off your bathing suit.  never Happened!  

Don't put too much thought into it, or blow "what migh happen" out of proportion.  When I get out of the water, and sit down, I cover myself with a towel, and just make sure everthing is still intact.   Except for the Dead sea ( in Israel - where my pouch fell off) I've never had a problem. 

 

Best of luck to you. 

Marsha

Reply by paulaAZ, on Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:59 am

I do one of the following two things as far as a bathing suit but always wear a Sure Seal over my wafer to keep it from getting too awfully wet ... but as far as bathing suits -- 

Either wear a wrap or buy the bathing suit "shorts" -- both are available on Ostomy Secrets and secure the pouch.  I have never even had a pouch come loose because of the Sure Seal ... I would imagine the strips you can put around the outside of the wafer would do the same thing but I prefer the full coverage of the Sure Seal.

Hope this helps 

 

Paula

Reply by Willow59, on Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:14 pm

I wear dentures and my bottom gums are raw and painfull from the crohns also skin all around my vagina area is raw and bleeding burns when i pee i am ready to throw in the towel so tied of this its been months any help or advice pls.!!!!

Reply by NotDeadYet, on Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:26 pm
Willow59 wrote:

I wear dentures and my bottom gums are raw and painfull from the crohns also skin all around my vagina area is raw and bleeding burns when i pee i am ready to throw in the towel so tied of this its been months any help or advice pls.!!!!


Hi, Willow! Sorry to hear that! Please start a new topic thread as this one is about swimming and we want yours to get the best and most appropriate attention

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