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FelicityG
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November 5, 2017 10:20 am  

If you've found a garment that is perfect for you and your ostomy please share!

 

I've got an Ilieostomy high up near my belly button, am female and a bit funky in my style. Day to day I wear exercise pants bought at Meijers/ Walmart/ Target type stores, they are soft knit cotton and pretty comfy. I let the pouch hang out because I worry about draining properly. I have some with a foldover top that places the band below Oscar.

I wear wide smocked waisted salwar, a type of pants in India. Very full, the waistband goes over or under Oscar. Over Oscar give me a light weight support for the pouch, no drainage issues. You can find these on Amazon, usually under 10.00$ for cotton ones. Search keywords: India Yoga Pants Jumpsuit

For skirts as I am in the process of gaining weight I like Wrap skirts, again, off Amazon from a company called Weevez. Only downside is you don't get to choose what skirts you get, however out of the 6 I have I loved them all and get lots of compliments when I wear them.

Shirt wise, I am a tshirt fiend, I have somewhere in the mid hundreds. Longer looser shirts hide Oscar well. Mid length ones sometimes leave Oscars butt hanging out. The ladies cut over the hip type ones leave Oscar hanging out for sure, that is where layering or a pouch cover come in handy. I had a girl compliment my cute little purse, that was Oscars cover.

For night/ evening lounge gear I wear a onesie, yes, oh so sexy... Comfortable and cozy is more my speed. And if it looks like a unicorn, mouse, dragon, cat or even the Poo emoji I am a happy little wierdo for sure. I have some with zippers and some that have buttons. I like the button down ones because I can just unbutton as much as I need to get my pouch out and empty it. This style is called "Kigurumi", they can get a bit expensive compared to the zip up ones that you find at Walmarts or Target.

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FelicityG
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November 5, 2017 10:35 am  

Salwar Pants like I wear

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November 5, 2017 1:33 pm  

Thanks for sharing this!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Bubbles
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November 5, 2017 1:34 pm  

Maternity pants are a great option too. They make cute maternity clothes now days .


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November 5, 2017 2:59 pm  

Hi Felicity, great topic to start, for the fellas (UK Ireland) M&S do chinos which have a little piece of elastic at each side. cant be seen and gives a lot of comfort. am sure similar may be available U.S & Canada

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November 5, 2017 4:42 pm  

Felicity if you ever start making the bag covers for sale let me know please . I was given my first one couple weeks ago . Know I wear it all day long I don't leave home without it !

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November 6, 2017 10:07 am  

Good topic!

I wear black stretchy leggings and tunic top every day, even to work. I wear a coordinated cancer cap (Amazon). My most important garment is Ostomy secrets undies, cotton. I like the support of the undies with the leggings. 


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FelicityG
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November 8, 2017 9:42 pm  

Marcie has suggested a virtual Fashion Show as we are all different sizes, ages and styles to add options to our wardrobes we might not have considered.

Please add pictures of you in your favorite get ups! Add in brand if you feel like sharing, where you got it, why you like the garment or even accessory item.

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Barbara
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November 9, 2017 1:05 am  

Sounds like fun. I will wait till I am home cause I ain't goin out in public in this gown, even if they say it is the latest thing from Paris! 

Severe rheumatoid arthritis, spondoloarthropy, polymyalgia rhumatica, type 1 diabetic, IBS and finally, emergency diverticulitis surgery, colon removed Stella born Jan. 27, 2017. 6 bouts of c-diff, failed fecal transplant. Complete colonectomy and ileostomy July 30, 2018. ENOUGH!!


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FelicityG
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November 10, 2017 7:19 am  

Oh those stylish Johnny Gowns! Especially when you get a jaunty number that is missing shoulder snaps!

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November 10, 2017 8:51 am  

Aye and how come the strap for tying it is never in the right spot even when nothing is missing lol

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November 10, 2017 2:08 pm  

I I think that those gowns are made that way. I don't think that they get that way when they're in the hospital they come pre-screwed up.  I think it's a test if you're well enough to notice that the Gown is a piece of crap you're well enough to go home. I know that my doc says he knows when women are ready to go home until they ask for lipstick.

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November 10, 2017 2:17 pm  

Must remember my make up bag next hospital stay, if wearing lipstick is what it takes

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November 10, 2017 2:37 pm  

Barbara I remember on one of my stays I went strolling around the halls only to find out later it wasn't tied and everybody got a show ! Probably why they we're all pointing n laughing ! Guess I wasn't ready to go home ... Lol

Easy with the lipstick John !!! Ha

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November 10, 2017 2:49 pm  

Hi Robert I hope that gown was the right way round

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November 10, 2017 2:55 pm  

Hey John you mean I may have had it backwards ? No wonder they we're all laughing !!!

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November 10, 2017 3:05 pm  

Robert, that is what the good drugs will do to you let's put on a show for people. Darn I wish I'd put a bug on the wall.

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November 10, 2017 3:13 pm  

Barbara they are giving you pain killers so be careful . You could be the next one walking the halls like I did ! Lol

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November 10, 2017 3:35 pm  

Barbara put the lipstick back in the handbag and put Robert down lol

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November 10, 2017 3:36 pm  
  • Yup, been there too. Add prednisone in the mix and it's major insomnia 

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