Do you have problem with your seatbelt?

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   Posted 5/31/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm just curious about it.
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   Posted 5/31/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
it doesn't bother me any, although ihave heard other people say stuff abotu it, i think there is a thread somewhere on here.

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   Posted 5/31/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I never have but if you do find you have a problem, just get a clothes hoist peg and clip it up the top where the belt goes into the side of the car. The clip will keep the belt loose enough so it shouldn't bother your stoma but the belt will still be able to save you if you're in an accident :)
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   Posted 6/1/2008 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep! Depends if I'm the passeger or driver...
I really like the clothes pin idea and will definately be putting that to use!

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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
My bf pulls the lap belt behind him and then pulls the shoulder part over his chest on long trips. I know it's not safe but I guess it's better than not wearing one at all?  eyes

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   Posted 6/5/2008 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i used to have a car that had nothing but shoulder belts in the front. So it must be safe or else cars wouldnt' be made that way.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Totally. Besides, how crappy *literally* would it be to get into an accident with the lapbelt across your bag and have it explode everywhere?! I wonder if the impact of a seatbelt on the stoma during an accident could actually cause it to go back into your stomach?? Hmm...
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   Posted 6/8/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Good thing our stomas are protected by their own personal air bags! :-)
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   Posted 6/8/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm, i guess i'd have to start wearing one to see if it really would bother me.

Wearing belts bothers me sometimes, i can only think that a seatbelt would be annoying.

But as my ostomy nurse always tells me, you can do a lot to a stoma without really hurting it. Which they remind me everytime i see them and they GRAB IT LIKE IT'S A KNOB ON A DRAWER!! Just kinda creeps me out a little.

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   Posted 6/11/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I heard somewhere years ago that, for safety reasons, the lap part of the seatbelt should be worn snug over your hip bones, not up high over your stomach. Since I wear my seatbelt that way, it's lower than my stoma, and it doesn't bother it at all.

Only someone in the furniture business would use a metaphor like that. Too funny! tongue With all the driving you do for your job, you really need to wear your seatbelt. Do it for your kids. :-)

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   Posted 6/28/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
at automotive type supply stores you can buy a plastic clip that goes on the belt, so you can make as much slack on the lapbelt part as you want. works great, when/if i wear mine at all :)

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