Truth be told, I had the 'community nurse' coming to my house for a little over a month after I got out of hospital (I got out a month after I had the initial surgery). Although the head of the ward only let me out on the condition that they would see me every day to look after the giant hole in my stomach. Eventually it went down to every second day then third then never.
During that time I mainly changed my bag when they were here, not because I needed them, but just out of convenience in doing it all at once (especially considering the fact that the bandage for the hole in my stomach went over parts of the bags base plate.
I went through a magazine today and called some companies for some free samples ( I <3 free samples :p ). So I'll be able to give that a try, although I kinda feel bad doing it wihtout letting my STN know. But it cant hurt!
Although, What is the belt for? And why only wear it for a few hours after changing? Is that similar to the waistband?
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Permanent ileostomy in February 2010.
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