I’ve had a few people write to me asking why I use the term “ostomy bag” when talking about ostomies, rather than “pouch”. I’d like to address this very interesting topic in this article!
When I was a new ostomate, I remember seeing sheets of stickers included with my ostomy bags and had no idea what they were for.
Moldable ostomy wafers aren’t as popular as they probably should be, but ConvaTec has been making them for many years now. In this review, I’ll be looking at their SUR-FIT Natura moldable wafers.
Here’s a cool hack that allows you mix two brands of Ostomy appliances to customize your experience.
Perhaps one of the most useful ostomy supplies (for me at least) are adhesive remover products. Not only do they make removing my wafer a snap, but they clean up any residue that might be left over from my wafer, medical tape or even barrier rings. I’ve used a lot of brands, but I keep coming back to this one in particular, and I’d like to give my review on it today.
Changing an ostomy appliance doesn’t have to be complicated, but there are a few things you’ll want to do in order to do it right.
Ostomates have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to pouching systems, but it’s not always clear what the advantages and disadvantages are between a one-piece or a two-piece system. I hope that you’ll be able to learn the differences in the following post.