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Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:07 am

Hi there I'm from Bonny Scotland and have an illiostomy and a urostomy. At 46 somedays get me down as i have difficulty in finding clothes to cover 2x stomas. Any ideas???

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi, Dundee Double
I am also from Scotland and have Urostomy stoma. As a male I wear braces on looser trousers and a waist band from Comfiz. Shirts worn outside my trousers.

Ali.

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:33 pm

Thank you x

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Hi, Dundee Double. As a woman who used to live constantly in slacks, I have found switching to dresses and skirts to be EXTREMELY more comfortable than wearing pants. Go for the less fitted ones that fairly easily hide the presence of the stoma, even two of them. Also, I have found skirts with an elastic waistband and a very loose, full drape work wonders there. I even have some with the smocking that covers the bosom, and flares out from there. You can't even tell I have a stoma.

Not only that, dresses and skirts are much easier to lift out of the way to change pouches. Win-win all the way!

I hope this helps.

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi Dundee Double.... I completely agree with Newbie Dana.  I like wearing dresses and skirts more than pants or capris.  It is easier to maneuver the entire ostomy/pouch/emptying situation.  Although shopping takes more time these days, I look for clothing that is an A line structure with more swing.  Fitted clothing is fine but I need to make certain that the clothing does not cling to my stoma area.  If it does, you may see the outline of my wafer and pouch.  I also wear a support undergarment as it smooths everything.  I tried Spanx but it was a bit too snug for me unless I increased the size.   The shopping process is trial and error so I do not rush it.  I just take my time and try everything on.  Take care and keep posting.  This is a great site.  Sincerely, LH

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