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Topics: 5 / Replies: 88
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RE: Ostomy support garments and washing

That's a pretty mean thing to do.... leaving a note like that! That would make me pretty vengeful, to be honest. I'm pretty easy going, but I can be v...

5 months ago
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RE: Osotomy packages left outside

Could you get your supplies delivered to your workplace?

5 months ago
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RE: New treatment proposal - balloon dilation

@kirsten Scar tissue is a rigid type of tissue. So even with dilatation, the scarred part of your colon will never be able to move like the rest of yo...

5 months ago
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RE: Dressing with an Ostomy: A Clothing Guide for Men (with video)

@JEFFREY REIMAN If you're in the UK or Europe, check out Vanilla Blush. They have ostomy swimwear for men.

9 months ago
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RE: Newbie question about food

@kirsten Have you tried gelling agents? You simply put them in your bag and they're supposed to thicken your output when they come into contact with i...

9 months ago
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RE: Sick cat :(

@veganostomy Oh no!!!! I'm so sorry to hear that!! Were you in any way prepared, I mean had she been sick? Or was it over all of a sudden? I'm still...

9 months ago
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RE: Worst output EVER!

Beans from a can may be a bit harder to digest than home cooked beans. I soak my beans overnight and add some baking soda to the soaking water. This h...

9 months ago
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RE: Bowel obstruction ?

Dear Lauri, I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope the doctors will figure this out for you soon!

9 months ago
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RE: When is your ostomy most (and least) active?

Roughly it's during the nights until about noon. I am an evening person and so is my stoma. I try to change as late as possible in the evening, so I...

9 months ago
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RE: Week one ileostomy - and how do you measure your stoma?

Hi @kirsten , welcome! Cutting the wafer correctly and then placing the wafer correctly can be horribly frustrating. I still struggle with placing t...

9 months ago
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RE: A Mini Guide to Ostomy Supplies: Wafer Extenders (w/ Video)

@Jeanne Domonkos My stoma is oval shaped too. Do you have a good stencil to cut your wafer properly for that shape? I used to cut my wafer in a round ...

10 months ago
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RE: Ostomy Pouch Ballooning - OSTOMY TIPS (w/ video)

I think my insurance will cover them and my supplier has little to object to if they are cheaper than drainable bags. During the day, I don't get (muc...

10 months ago
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RE: OMG, what an evening

I've never had that happen, but.... I never wore white trousers. I guess sometimes people want to be helpful and point out a stain or a mark on your c...

10 months ago
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RE: Ostoform seal with flow assist

@navey Maybe you could try to contact them again for a sample and offer to pay for shipping? Unless that gets insanely expensive of course... That way...

10 months ago
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RE: Ostomy Pouch Ballooning - OSTOMY TIPS (w/ video)

I have a problem with ballooning too. Can't burp my bag, because I use a one-piece system. I am now using drainable bags at night, so I can release th...

10 months ago
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RE: Ostoform seal with flow assist

I saw Maggie Tretton demonstrate something very similar (or even the same?) on Youtube. She's in the US so she might help you find a way to get it to ...

10 months ago
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RE: Sick cat :(

Last Thursday I had to put down my best friend of 14 years. I just can't wrap my head around what happened. Was I too caught up in my own healing and ...

10 months ago
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RE: OMG, what an evening

Oh goodness, you must have felt awful and self conscious! But don't worry, after a long life of fecal incontinence, I can console you with the fact...

10 months ago
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RE: Newbie question about food

@granddayout I am 6 weeks post op, so also a new colostomate. Nobody told me I couldn't have certain foods once I had my colostomy. In fact, the first...

10 months ago
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RE: Those adhesives are something else!!

@tim , I have not tried them yet. Usually my bag is just very full early in the mornings. This gassy balloon situation was (knock on wood) a one time ...

10 months ago
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