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VeganOstomy
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May 17, 2016 11:00 am  
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Do you wear your appliance horizontally?

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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Joe Sordi
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June 1, 2019 11:02 am  

I'm wondering if one could wear bag vertically. Simply do not zip the belt and allow bottom part to hang outside the belt. This gives some support for low volume exercise like golf.


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VeganOstomy
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June 1, 2019 11:24 am  

Hi Joe,

Vertical is the common way to wear these bags, however, not everyone likes it in that position depending on what they're doing. For those who have a lower stoma or who may not have the option of wearing it hanging down, horizontal is a great option.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Tyler Gendron
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June 19, 2019 10:16 am  

Hello, I’m new to a colostomy, its temporary and hopefully will be reversed within the year. What belts do you recommend for someone who does tuck in their shirt every day and don’t want to spend a fortune on belts. Thanks!


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VeganOstomy
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June 19, 2019 11:47 am  

Hey Tyler, depending on where you live, there are many options! You may want to check prices on the manufacturer's website. I have a list of various companies here: https://www.veganostomy.ca/ostomy-clothing-manufacturers/

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Sean
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January 21, 2020 5:53 am  

Hey man! New ostomate here- 6 weeks in. I’ve been pretty gung-ho, just doing stuff and working it out with support from my stoma nurse. Recently got a stealth belt and horizontal pouch rules - sooooo much more comfortable and “natural feeling”, just feels like the spare tyre I used to have before my surgery and al the weight loss!! Haha
Thanks for your tips - I came here for tips on emptying, and what you said was awesome - I was worried about the filter, but doesn’t seem to matter that much. It’s a fraction harder to empty, but I might put the bag on at a slight downward angle.
I’m gonna try the kneeling squat technique, will be easier with a horizontal bag.
No more tucking into the the belt, no more accidentally tucking into the undies and scratching up the junk.... I’m a convert to horizontal (with stealthbelt).
Thanks for your website - my wife is vegan, I’m freegan (vegan at home but if someone else is cooking....), so I’m gonna poke around the website for diet tips... thanks for all your sharing!!


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VeganOstomy
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January 21, 2020 9:46 am  

Sean, that's so awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience! Let me know if kneeling helps to make emptying your bag easier.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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