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Chelly
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This is a great idea to add to the travel bag! 

 


   
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VeganOstomy
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Thanks for sharing!

I much prefer to hang the bag (any type without holes in it!) off my waist band and put some gauze hanging off it, just below the stoma (pretty much how I do it in my appliance change video). This will ensure there won't be any accidents or spillage, and it gives you the flexibility to empty without needing to be seated.

I do like the idea of having the toilet paper and bags in a plastic jar like that, though ???? 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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Chelly
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I like your set up as well Eric. I always stand emptying as well. I wish I could change my bag other than after my shower. I can't get my bags or any bag for that matter to stay in after a shower. I start getting that burning , itchy , getting ready to leak feeling. I'm thinking the soap or shampoo is somehow compromising my pouches. Now, when I have had blow outs at work I have changed my bag in the manner you speak of with the plastic bag around my waist and I actually learned about it watching your video. 

Haha! I like how you said a bag without any type of holes in it. Yes we all know what happens with even the tiniest holes like those from the grocery stores. 


   
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Chelly
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You know this got me to thinking about before I had an ostomy I was on so many laxatives because my colon was just not working right. Well, because of the laxatives I had to keep a 5 gallon bucket along with a roll of toilet paper in my old van I used to drive. I certainly had to pull over a few times to use that during that time. 

The things we come up with right? 


   
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Posted by: @chelly

Haha! I like how you said a bag without any type of holes in it. Yes we all know what happens with even the tiniest holes like those from the grocery stores. 

Oh god, I wouldn't dare use a grocery bag. Even the stores that still hand them out use the paper thin variety.

The other day, my son found some older plastic grocery bags that we saved up before they started banning plastic bags, and they were absolutely made to be reused: super strong and thick. That's probably why I kept them back then, and reused them often.

Now, I get away with using the waste bags that come with appliances, but they are very narrow to work with. If I need a larger bag, I'll pick from a dog poop bag, "kitchen catcher" bag, or even portable toilet bags (but they tend to be pretty big).

 

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Chelly
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@veganostomy I've used kitchen garbage bags before but I've also used the plastic grocery bags. The grocery bags no, not a good idea at all as they have holes always! Except for your higher class stores have thick ones. 

I really like that bag around the waist idea though. It keeps everything off of you and everything that should be in the garbage in that bag! It has saved me a whole lot of times when I had blow outs at my old job or if I got stuck working extra hours that I did not expect to work. 


   
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BigMike322
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Lately I've been double bagging grocery bags when at home.  Trying to keep my holister waste bags in stock for work, travel, and my emergency kit.  


   
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Kirsten
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@bigmike322 it's a shame - we throw out so many of those bags in the hospital! They come in every box, and people don't use them so they just like up in the JIT drawers until Supplies throws them out 😕


   
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BigMike322
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I didn't get any bags of the waste bags in the hospital but I was told to take everything Incoupd because it would get thrown away.  I still have some random coloplast bags and wafers.


   
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 LK
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Chelly ... Interesting video! About 6 or 7 years ago I was denied entry into my Grand-D's Elementary School .  I went to pick her up & had a surprise filling up of my pouch & really thought it was going to burst it was that suddenly full.  Gate keepers at the school would not let me in to empty & as I sat in my car praying the pouch would not burst, I realized I had better come up with a way to be prepared for a repeat  situation. I came up with the same plan as the gentleman in the video only I used a peanut butter container. Tying the full contained bag shut & flushing the contents once home tossing the tied bag. 

Did I understand right? Do some of you get trash bags in your box of pouches??  I have the same frustration with grocery bags & holes & dog bags not being wide enough at the opening to really put things into with ease & not needing a 2nd trash bag while changing a pouch. 

Bags... the more ideas here the better & I will use the biggest "Doggy Do" bags I can find if need be.  After the change in pouch material during covid that the company denied happened, you know, the one where we now stink after 2 or 3 days wearing a clean pouch.  It was talked about here at VO.  I/many of us could go 5 to 10 days before changing a pouch.  The pouch plastic change was the first part of saving the planet where I & others noticed the stinking bags.  Thankyou to the enviromental police! They're doing a good job, but, can't  they find some other group to pick on?!!!   How about Hospitals that toss plastics of every kind, can't they recycle those plastic from wound  trays & those thin metal tweezers. The unused ones ofcourse.  The amount of grocery bags I've reused , pouches & osto-e- z - vents I toss in the trash now is rediculous & getting harder on my living below senior poverty level situation.  Its not just pouches & Vents, it also more toilet paper & a higher water bill & bcuz I refuse to walk around smelling like a toddler in a stinky diaper, I change my pouch every 3 days,  stretched to 4 days depending on if I'm around other people or not. Anyone else remember the start of the change in sudden odour after 2 or 3 days with a fresh pouch on??  Please, don't be afraid to speak up here. 

With the no plastic grocery bags thing, I've thought a lot about what to use & bcuz I sit to change my pouch & bcuz Rose, my stoma, has the ability to shoot output a good 5 feet across the room, I've been using a very strategically placed grocery store bag.  But now what??  I've got 3 left. I've been thinking thru placement of a large size puppy pee pad next. The more ideas here the better.. . Please share your thoughts too. 

My cousin, raised on a farm always used a med. size paper bag but that can be hard on forests & again the enviroment suffers too. In our area we've been in drought conditions for 3 years.  Ugh!  I'm sure its only a matter of time before all plastic trash bags are stopped & we go back to using more water again needing to wash out trash cans as well. I can't help but feel snippy about these changes bcuz I'm sure some hot shot in Gov't has an attitude & never looked at the big picture & who & how these good changes will affect !!!  My appologies if I' ve offended anyone. 

Linda


   
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