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VeganOstomy
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May 30, 2016 10:51 pm  
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Ladies, do you have any ostomy clothing tips you'd like to share? 

My written article on this topic can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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September 15, 2016 1:38 pm  

Ladies, what other tips do you have to share?


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pink alpaca
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May 11, 2019 12:57 pm  

Hi
Just wanted to say how helpful this guide is. I had my ileostomy in February 2019, so I'm still a newbie. I favour slightly loose fitting tops and find dresses with a pattern detract attention from the pouch. I recently purchased some lingerie from Vanilla Blush (UK) as I wanted to have some light/medium support. I've tried the 3 pack (black, navy, white), everyday mixed ostomy underwear which has a handy internal ostomy pocket that runs from right to left, so you can position your pouch whichever side is convenient for you. They are very comfortable and the pouch remains secure in the pocket. They look good and make me feel more confident. I also purchased a white hernia support vest. I haven't got a hernia but find it useful support as a preventive measure against developing one. It's very comfortable to wear, looks good, can be difficult to get on and off - similar to compression socks, but offers great support and stays in place If you live in the UK these items are available on prescription.

C S Kisby


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VeganOstomy
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May 13, 2019 11:21 am  

Pink alpaca, I hear a lot of good things about the Vanilla Blush products! Glad you like them!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Mary
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June 22, 2019 10:49 am  

My mother now has an ileostomy and having trouble finding pants she can wear. She is 5ft 1in tall so her stoma sits right at her natural waist. Everything today is made low waisted or spandexy tight fitting which she doesnt like. Suggestions?


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VeganOstomy
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June 23, 2019 9:18 pm  

Hi Mary, 

What is her preference? Does she prefer to tuck in the bag under her pants, wear it over her pants, or wear it under some kind of support band/belt? 

 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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LLNorth
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June 23, 2019 9:48 pm  

I wear leggings or yoga pants in a size or sometimes two sizes bigger, which gives me room in the waist and they don’t look like tights. The larger size also makes for enough room that they sit right above my stoma (like your mother, I am short). If the waist is too big I thread a long shoelace through the waistband and tie it on the inside.

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