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VeganOstomy
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November 8, 2016 11:00 am  
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Let's talk about the Ostomy Protector!

My full review can be found by clicking on the link below.

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November 8, 2016 11:22 am  

Has anyone else had problems with their seat belt?


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September 10, 2017 2:01 pm  

Ostomy Seat Belt Protector
I travel a lot and have found seatbelts, especially on airplanes, to be very uncomfortable because they press on my stoma. After viewing your review, I thought the solution might be the Ostomy Protector.

The Protector does make using a seatbelt in a car or on a plane more comfortable, but as you point out in your review, it is bulky. And it isn’t always convenient to use.

In the car, I left it attached to my seat belt when I’m not driving, and this was a problem when my wife used the car. It also takes a bit of time and finagling to switch it from the driver’s side to the passenger side when I’m a passenger and my wife is driving. Now, I just use it on the passenger side and it works quite well there and relieves the pressure on the stoma. However, the other problem with leaving it on the seatbelt on the passenger side is that when you get out and close the door, the protector often gets in the way of the door closing.

In the winter time, I find that my bulky winter coat provides more than enough padding to make the seatbelt comfortable, so I didn’t use it as much this past winter.

I’ve taken the Ostomy Protector on several long flights, and it is comfortable. However, on my first flight, I attached it to the seatbelt and then forgot it on the plane when I left. Fortunately, I was able to reboard while the cleaning crew was still there and they handed it to me. On subsequent flights, I attached the protector to my pants belt and it was then impossible to forget it. It did draw some funny looks, however, when I went to the washroom. But it does work well to relieve the pressure of the seatbelt.

If you already wear a stoma guard, then you likely won’t need this at all. But if your seat belt rests over your stoma (and it bothers you), then the Ostomy Protector will certainly make things more comfortable for you while driving. I find it much more comfortable that a hard plastic stoma guard, which digs into my skin.

In the end, I would recommend the protector for flights as long as you have a good memory and don’t leave it on the plane. I would also recommend it for a car, especially on the passenger’s side.


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September 11, 2017 10:29 am  

Hey Dan,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I'm glad that this product has been working well for you (as long as you remember not to leave it on the plane! haha).

I hope you're doing well!

Eric

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May 2, 2019 1:02 am  

I love this product.
I purchased one for each vehicle of our 2 vehicles. I have them attached to the passengar side lap belt of the vehicle my husband drives and to the drivers lap belt in my vehicle.

I actually read all the reviews from your site and settled on this product.
My stoma is right where the lap belt hits and even with convex barrier suggested by the ostomy nurse, I was concerned about it digging in as it was just hitting the area slightly and hurting, so I got this.
I see how you can keep them spread apart but what i have done since I got them is to push the 2 pieces of foam together and works wonderfully for me.
I do have to put some extra velcro on the 2 pieces of foam as I want them tighter fit on the lap belt and prevent them from flipping over so foam is away from my body.
Thanks for your wonderful site.


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VeganOstomy
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May 2, 2019 10:24 am  

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with this product, Kathleen! And I'm glad you've been able to make it work for you! Glad it's helped :-) 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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June 4, 2019 10:24 am  

Hi my wife has recently had a ileostomy and as she is the only licensed driver she finds the seat beat across her abdomen very uncomfortable and reluctant to drive anywhere. Is this available in the UK or can anyone tell me where I can order. Thanks Norman


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June 4, 2019 10:40 am  

Hi Norman. You can order directly from the manufacturer's website and they do offer international shipping.

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June 6, 2019 9:14 am  

Thanks for your prompt reply. I cannot find the manufacturers web site, are you able to let me know. Kind regards Norman

Norm


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June 6, 2019 9:31 am  

Hi Norman, there should be a link at the bottom of the review, but here is the website you are looking for : https://ostomyprotectorseatbelt.com/

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June 6, 2019 10:59 am  

I have a small soft throw pillow that I keep in my car and put it in front of me and buckle the seatbelt around me and the pillow and it keeps just enough cushion to keep it the seatbelt from pushing onto my stoma. I now keep one in my husband's car so I have one at all times. Am flying for the first time next weekend and the weekend after that and plan to carry the pillow in my backpack for the seatbelt on the planes. 

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June 6, 2019 8:07 pm  

Eric,  this looks like a nice design.  It is very similar to the one I made a few years back...before I ever thought I should find you and other info. on the computer.  It's a long story.  I have said it before...you ARE a God send!  Everything we did not know we needed in one swift easy to access place and videos full of information and experience.  Thank you again!

Linda


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June 7, 2019 4:04 pm  

Many thanks will contact them and let you know how I get on

Norm


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June 7, 2019 4:46 pm  

Hi I have ordered direct with international shipping so should see it very soon and will report on it’s usefulness. I don’t know how to contact Linda (LK) for her message and advice. My wife was very touched by her kindness and hopefully now a lot more positive about her future and new life. Best wishes to you all. Norman

 

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June 7, 2019 4:59 pm  

Hi Norman, A private message should show up in blue when you log in. Click to view and reply.Or go to members click on the person you want to contact and you will see message in blue 👍

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June 7, 2019 9:36 pm  

I read it here Norm, thank you.  Glad to help.  It is a hard adjustment regardless of our age. I was about 50 when I rec'd my stoma (now 61)  and learned to love it quickly over what I had been going thru. It just takes time to adjust to all the changes. Maybe if she has questions or just needs encouragement, she or you, could say so here on a new forum. We all rise above the strange intrusion of our new little friend, and most eventually name it (mine is Rose...and not her first name by any means!), it actually helped me accept it better. No question is stupid or call for encouragement unnecessary. We are here for you both.

Linda


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