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Kaycie
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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, what kind of underwear do you wear with an ostomy? A few of the ostomy sites have me thinking if it will or won't be the same?

I prefer boy-cut or lower rise (not bikini tho). What can I expect with this?
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 20 months old


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/22/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i wear boy cut or hipsters, the flirtitude brand from jcpenneys. They come in really cute styles and they aren't too awful expensive! Also there is a brand there called amibrielle (i think that's spelled right) and their boy cut ones are pretty good, esp for a tight pair of pants of something, cause they are madeout of something kind of stretchy. BUT it seems that after i wear them for a while then they get a hole where the tail of my bag lays on them. So, i dont wear them much. That brand also has some pretty sexy ones, lol.
Maidenform makes some boycut ones that are ok, they just dont hold my bag down as well as the flirtitude ones.
I dont like the ones that come up on my leg casue my bag wont stay tucked in as well, but i dont buy special underwear from a site or anything.

dilatante
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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I wore basically granny panties, and kept the appliance outside my panties. I wore tops long enough to keep the bulge covered so to speak. BUT I tried to not let it get to the point where there would be a huge bulge. Usually only if I drank something high in sugar/caffeine, or milk products, I could predict a large bulge.

Kaycie
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   Posted 4/22/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to know! I love the kind that sort of conform. They aren't snug, just conforming, if that makes sense!

Thanks for the info!

This place has been INVALUABLE to me!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 20 months old


Shaz032
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   Posted 4/23/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Normal undies should be fine - some people even wear bikini underwear cos they don't mind their bag hanging out over the top. I prefer to wear my bag tucked into my undies so I wear high legged full briefs and they do just fine. Specially made ostomy underwear usually costs about 3 times the price of normal underwear and only because they have a special pocket built in for your bag which, in my opinion, isn't needed. I've sampled 'ostomy' underwear and disregarded the pocket altogether and just wore them as normal underwear.
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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jblue65
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   Posted 4/23/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
High cut briefs for me- Hanes brand. I have to tuck the bag in. It is the only way I am comfortable. I am on the large side so anything bikini is just offensive yeah
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


jblue65
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   Posted 4/23/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
High cut briefs for me- Hanes brand. I have to tuck the bag in. It is the only way I am comfortable. I am on the large side so anything bikini is just offensive yeah
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


badbaggirl
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   Posted 4/23/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I buy the Target version of Spanx called Assets. They are high waisted, high legged and have a little control to help hide the bulge.
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


sf
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   Posted 11/15/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
badbaggirl said...
I buy the Target version of Spanx called Assets. They are high waisted, high legged and have a little control to help hide the bulge.

Do you buy a size larger than needed to account for pouch filling up so it wont leak? I wanted to try these but feel so tight across stoma and am afraid of leaks? Thnaks

SF


summerstorm
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   Posted 11/15/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
No you dont need to be a bigger size. your undies will stretch if you bag fills up.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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Trigirl
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   Posted 11/15/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have bought one pair of ostomy undies and they were pretty expensive for what you got. The extra pouch does keep bag from hanging out the leg. I will have to try some of the ones you guys have mentioned.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/15/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I tuck my pouch in so I tend to wear hi-cut briefs, and I have a bunch of different brands...but tend to use the cheap Hanes ones the most:)

Kaycie
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   Posted 11/15/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
boy shorts or the hi-cut briefs work the best. And, sad to admit it, BUT..maternity underwear ain't too shabby either! It's all I could wear for a long time after the surgery because of the incision...but now it's just plain comfortable.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Colozal. Failed Entocort. Failed Rowasa. Failed Steriods. Failed Steroid Enemas. Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira(severe reaction).
May 7th - Partial Colectomy - Sigmoid Rectal Ostomy - Partial Rectum left for possible re-connect later. Trying to get used to this new life with a bag.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 21 months old


Allison77
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   Posted 11/16/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Im so glad this is being discussed!! I am having my colostomy on Monday and thought "hm, I probably need to get some new underwear" I currently wear bikini briefs by fruit of the loom, but know that I won't be able to wear them after Oscar has made his appearance. (yup, have named my ostomie already)
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, still kickin!!
 
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Amey
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   Posted 11/16/2009 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
www.ostomysecrets.com - Also, I went to Walmart and bought the tight fitting under garment that flattens the stomach area. Then I cut a small hole in it for my stoma area as to not block the stoma. For bedtime, I always wore my hubbys boxers or large shorts and t-shirt.
Amey
 
Reversal 9/2009 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
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ducridr
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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Am I the only one that still wears a thong? Ok - maybe I'm in the minority to wear one before surgery. shocked It took me about a month to try it but my old underwear (low rise) that still fit (I lost some weight) are just fine with me. I wear my bag on the outside of my undies and wear a mens tank under my shirt during the day to hold the bag to my body.
Ducridr - 35 - female

Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007
Asacol - 6 (400mg) 2x/day, Xifaxin 2 (200mg) 2x/day, Prednisone 15 mg (started at 40mg Nov 08 - off June 09), multi-vitamin, calcium and vit d supplement, potassium supplement, B-12 supplement, Junel FE (BCP),metamucil capsule (1/day) Coumadin (for blood clot) 5mg/day, 1st Remicade treatment 2/4/2009, 2nd - 2/18/09. Currently getting Remicade every 4 weeks.

First of 3 surgery's to get a j-pouch on 8/21/2009!!!


vette guy
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   Posted 11/17/2009 1:06 AM (GMT -6)   
ducridr said...
Am I the only one that still wears a thong? Ok - maybe I'm in the minority to wear one before surgery. shocked It took me about a month to try it but my old underwear (low rise) that still fit (I lost some weight) are just fine with me. I wear my bag on the outside of my undies and wear a mens tank under my shirt during the day to hold the bag to my body.

Oh g-d, I hope not!!! Sorry beautiful  ladies., I couldn'd resist, lol!...

summerstorm
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   Posted 11/17/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL you know whats funny, is i have never been able to wear thongs, i tried but i always felt like they were going up my butt. And after i had surgery, i thought, hey i bet i could wear thongs now, cause they cant go up my butt now!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Trigirl
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   Posted 11/17/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
SS_ That's the reason I never used them. I will have to give them a try again. My husband will love it!!
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


sf
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   Posted 1/16/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
badbaggirl said...
I buy the Target version of Spanx called Assets. They are high waisted, high legged and have a little control to help hide the bulge.

Hi, I have seen these I wondered if they are TIGHT enough to make the bag leak if it fills fast? Or do you buy a size larger? I tried the ostomy secrets underwear and really like them but are very exspensive! I have a 2 piece appliance since 1977. DDo you wear over your regular underwear? Thanks

SF


crohnielass
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   Posted 1/17/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I wear mens small boxer shorts very comfy!!!! smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin Bev x
Diagnosed at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma scheduled 27th Jan 10 :-)
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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Allison77
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   Posted 1/17/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
summerstorm said...
LOL you know whats funny, is i have never been able to wear thongs, i tried but i always felt like they were going up my butt. And after i had surgery, i thought, hey i bet i could wear thongs now, cause they cant go up my butt now!

Totally awsome!! I never thought about it, but yup, true. Im going to go buy a pair tomorrow. Awsome.
ps: my husband is all smiles at the prospect right now.
 
-Allie
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


sparkn
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   Posted 1/19/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I love this thread! I have a bunch of brands and like to tuck my pouch in so I usually get the high waisted ones with some stretch. I wore thongs up until my last abscess 2 years ago...the incision is still not healed and all my favorites are tucked into the back of the undy drawer waiting for it to finally heal. To sleep, I love mens boxer briefs, they are soft and hold it in enough, but not enough to be annoying.
Crohn's Disease since 1991, 2 rounds of ng tube feeding, Ileostomy since 1993, Proctectomy in 1997, several resectionings & stoma revisions, many blockages and a few abscesses and surgery to remove them. Medications used at one point...prednisone, 6MP, Flagyl, Asacol, Pentasa, Imuran, Cipro, Rowasa, Cortifoam, Methotrexate


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