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VeganOstomy
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March 17, 2015 11:00 am  

Let's discuss emergency and travel kits for our ostomy supplies!

My full, written article can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Sarah Elizabeth Hart
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January 8, 2016 9:14 pm  

An extra pair of undies is a must for my bag!


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VeganOstomy
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January 9, 2016 1:53 am  

Yes! That's a great idea!


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February 6, 2016 8:56 am  

This is genius! I just purchased the bag from Amazon and will be filling it up with your suggested items. My bag came with a weird four-piece strap that I had to click together. Are you reusing a snap from another bag with yours or did it come with the strap in the pictures?


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February 6, 2016 11:04 pm  

I did have to buy a shoulder strap with my bag and those snaps are to attach this bag to another. I paid about $6 for the strap in the photo, and it works quite well!


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Carlos
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July 20, 2017 9:35 am  

I just bought this. Where can I get the matching strap?


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VeganOstomy
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July 20, 2017 9:38 am  

Hey Carlos.

I bought a strap at the same time I bought the bag. If you got it from Amazon then they'll have straps there (although, you can use and strap that has clips on the end).

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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October 17, 2017 11:46 am  

Thank you so much! I am going in for my surgery on 7 Nov, stage 3b rectal cancer, and wanted to have a bag set up but didn't even know where to start. My stoma will be at the bottom of my desending colon, permanent. I purchased this bag in Coyote at Tactilegear.com, they were a little cheaper and now offer free shipping. Again, I cannot thank you enough for putting out such a detailed layout!


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VeganOstomy
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October 17, 2017 12:01 pm  

Awesome, and good luck with your surgery!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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tom schofield
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November 11, 2017 2:35 pm  

I would like to order tan ostomy travel kit but all you show is black@green


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VeganOstomy
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November 15, 2017 11:41 am  

HI Tom, I don't sell these bags.

Try Amazon or find a local dealer who sells them and I'm sure you can find the color you're looking for.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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December 7, 2017 1:54 pm  

Hi mate

What size bag is yours as the links you supplied for Amazon is awesome but states 3 different sizes


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VeganOstomy
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December 8, 2017 1:19 am  

Yeah, it's strange how they list those. Mine is 10"L x 7.5"H x 1.5"D.

Go with the cheapest one that's in those dimensions. They may price the different colors differently, which is something I've noticed for backpacks too.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Tonya Pennington
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June 29, 2018 9:26 pm  

I don't have any insurance, can you help me get some ileostomy supplies.Thanj you Tonya.


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VeganOstomy
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June 30, 2018 11:38 pm  

Hi Tonya, depending on your country, you may have access to government grants and/or charities who offer free/low cost supplies.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Bryan
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September 13, 2018 10:39 pm  

My 8 year old had to have an emergency ileostomy a month ago. Looking for a good travel kit that is large enough to hold a change of cloths in case there is any issues with leakage or the emptying process, but small enough that it’s easy to grab and go. Any suggestions or ideas?


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VeganOstomy
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September 14, 2018 9:46 am  

Hi Brian,

For me personally, I like using a backpack or a small sling bag if I'm going to be bringing clothes along. A handbag may be too small for extra clothing.

Pretty much anything in this style should work for basics: https://amzn.to/2CWdWrE But if you plan to bring bulkier clothes, then consider a larger size or a backpack.

Wishing you the best!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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September 14, 2018 3:24 pm  

I also just use a back pack with a single shoulder strap.  I rely on the ziploc bags for holding my bottles and equipment I need for a change. As I have learned over the years, unless I can get quickly home, I just always pack extra equipment, and clothing because when you do not...that is when you will wish you had.  Size of the bag  matters only for what it is you need to have in a change or emergency. 

Linda


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September 14, 2018 4:50 pm  

Hello Bryan,

As Linda said, Ziplock bags are great.  I use the sandwich size  to make change 'kits'. One of everything I need for a change ( bag,wafer, wipes, disposal bag...etc).  That way you not only have all the stuff you will need to help your son, but it all fits together correctly.

When we first get these things( stomas)  we sometimes go through a lot of different appliance brands and sizes. SO its good to have everything prepackaged. Just throw in any many kits as you think you will need ( plus a couple),  into his bag with his clothes.

And welcome to the forum.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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Bryan
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September 15, 2018 11:22 am  

Found this. It’s pricey, but looks like it fits all my requirements. The plan is that his will hopefully be reversed. Will be able to use it for other things if we’re fortunate enough.

http://store.lbbjkt.com/bags/33-echelon-messenger-s.html


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