Bags that work well for the travel mad ?

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   Posted 8/21/2008 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Im a mad traveller and am in need of some bags.
I use convetec at the moment and am in the process of getting registered with the NHS so I still need to pay for my own.I live in the uk but travel europe with work for 9 to 10 months of the year and need to find some suitable bags as time is limited.
I'm a one piece sort of guy and swim and hoping to travel to india in the next few months so need to be good at dealng with heat and the runs .
Any tips would be great need to order soon so they arrive before I leave
thanks for your help

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   Posted 8/21/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Go to the manufacturers websites and order as many free samples as you can from them.

The main ones are:

What works well for one person may not work for you. Unfortunately, the only way to find the best appliance for you is to experiment with samples.
Always pack a couple of changes in your carry-on luggage (in case you end up in India but your baggage ends up in Yugoslavia!). Don't carry scissors on board - precut everything before you go. If you use tape, cut lengths of tape and stick them on a plastic zip lock baggy, then just peel them off and use as needed.
I never take any special precautions when traveling on a plane, I eat and drink as normal and have never had a problem. I've only ever had to change on a plane once and tho the loos are small, it's quite manageable.
Most important tip?  Have fun and enjoy!  Your stoma will just go along for the ride :)

Good luck!

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