ostomy protection??

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awesomeame
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   Posted 4/11/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
i know i had a thread about this topic already, but i can't find the darn thing mad mad
 
basically i need something to protect my stoma.  i'm quite active both with work and outdoor activities, so i need SOMETHING.  i just received the guard i ordered from ostomyarmor.com, but it doesn't work for me, so i need something else, help!
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


awesomeame
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   Posted 4/11/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
i finally found the thread..

www.sto-med.com was the site i was thinking of. but if anyone else knows of any other systems out there, post up!

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


vette guy
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   Posted 4/11/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't understand??? Protection from what??? I have always been very active, even with playing some contact sports. But, in the 18 years I've had an ostomy I've never worried about damaging my stoma. Your stoma isn't as fragile as you think.

awesomeame
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   Posted 4/15/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry i'm not being totally clear. i wear body armor when i'm out riding my atv, bike, sled. it's very tight fitting, (supposed to be) especially around my lower abdominum, where my stoma is. so this stoma protection device i'd be wearing is more to make a little buffer zone between the stoma and the armor. if i were to wear the armor directly over my stoma it wouldn't be able to drain, and having somethign that tight possibly rubbing right on the stoma, i don't know if that'd be good at all?

i'm suprised to hear you can play contact sports without any protection though! it just looks so fragile, maybe i'm just paranoid!

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 4/23/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a waistband that I bought from this site http://www.exmed.net/default.asp?a=b it isnt the thin band that hooks to the bag. I will be using it when I am able to go back to work. Being a vet assistant there are many ways to injure your stoma and get a bag punctured. When you go to that site click on ostomy then scroll down to the bottom where it says Nu-Hope Ostomy. This brings you to the page where the belt is. The item is the last product on the page, each size is a little different in price as well but when I ordered there was an automatic $5.00 off my order which basically covered the shipping.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
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