I have always been comfortable making plans. Since my surgery, I have been at home where all my supplies are there ready for me to use. If an ostomy problem arises, I have all the time in the world to work on it. Now, I need a plan. I agreed to fill in for a fellow teacher while she is out for the month of December. How will I manage the bag?Should I use closed bags or drainable bags? What do you that work outside the home do? I probably should have told her that I couldn’t do it, but I really am getting stir crazy. I guess I am just scared that something will go wrong .
Nene--of course you can do it!!! I use drainable pouches, myself...If you are really worried about the pouch filling and needing to be emptied, there are a few things you can do:
Oh, carry a small cosmetic type bag with an extra change, if needed (I put a ziploc bag in it with some quartered papertowels that I put my "stoma soap" on so that all I have to do is wet it and I can clean just about anything). By the way, I only had to use it ONCE in 8 years!! I always use a pretty bag that people just think I have makeup in it.
I am sure you will get a bunch more of great suggestions...don't let it worry you, go and have a great time getting out of the house, you'll be fine:)
Post Edited (Ohio43) : 9/23/2008 7:06:09 PM (GMT-6)