New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

moreglorydays
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 2/15/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you use a waterproof mattress pad, or some other sort of protective padding on your beds?  Any suggestions?  Easier to think about things like this than my upcoming surgery.
Thanks!
scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
currently on 40 mgs. prednisone
51 years young


summerstorm
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 2/15/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
i had a waterproof matrees pad under my bed before, my little boy sleeps in the bed with me, so htat was for the best, lol.
But then i snaked teh matrrss pad off the bed at the hospital after i had him because i was bleeding so heavy and then after surgery i took that one too, and i sewed sheets on top of them and i sleep on them

justjenjen
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2003
Total Posts : 518
   Posted 2/15/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I just put a mattress pad on the bed. It's just like a fitted sheet so it's not biggie--actually I did this pre-ostomy as well.

summerstorm
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 2/15/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
the reason i do it on top of the bed, is because if, god forbid, i have a leak, i dont have to change the whole bed, just pull the pad up and throw it in the wsh

dilatante
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 2/15/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a plastic sheet on my bed, underneath the bottom sheet. I have a problem with bedwetting, and the pads like they use in a hospital, don't hold it all, when I usually wet.

Equestrian Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 2/15/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I live on the wild side...just a regular mattress pad, no plastic. Did I just JINX myself?!

Roddiesgirl
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/15/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohio...I was just thinking of posting that I don't use anything either and wondering if I would jinx myself if I posted it and then I read YOUR POST...too funny...ha ha ha...let's hope we're both noth jinxed now!! yeah
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for end of March/09


nene205
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 302
   Posted 2/15/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't want to hear the plastic rattle so I don't use a plastic sheet. I just have a mattress pad and that really isn't that much protection. I have been wondering where I could buy those hospital pads like I had on the bed after surgery--the soft noiseless ones?

Equestrian Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 2/15/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   

nene--I think you can get them through any medical supply...they're listed under incontinence...I looked, just never got around to getting any...boy I wish one fell into my bag after my last hospital stay!!

I don't think they are all created equal either...you may have to look around to find the nicer ones. :-)

Roddiesgirl...I know, I'm keeping my fingers crossed smurf


EricaVZ
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 2/15/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I use a crib mattress pad under my sheets.  It's small and easy to clean.  The WOC nurse suggested it.  I've only even had 2 leaks in the middle of the night, but the small mattress pad catches anything before it gets onto my regular mattress pad or my mattress.

summerstorm
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 2/15/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
mine didnt exaclty fall into the bag, lol. the first one they let me take home when my son was born, and th second one got folded up and put in there! LOL
I bougth some of the ones from Babies R Us for babies, but i dont like those near as good, i use those on the floor in the bathroom when i change.
Plus the back is a little diff so it rustles more. and the ones from the hosptial, after you sew the sheet on top, you cant eventell that you arenot sleeping on teh sheet

Shaz032
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1250
   Posted 2/16/2009 2:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't use plastic sheets, they make me sweat too much. A cloth mattress protector from a local variety store is fine for me :)
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
Moderator of the Ostomy Forum
_______________________________________________
 
I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!


peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 2/16/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
At home I just use a mattress pad and a large, thick bath towel folded under it on My side of the bed. Not waterproof, but no plastic rustling noises and not really hot like plastic. When I travel, I place a chucks mattress pad under the sheet "just in case", since I'm not sleeping on my own mattress. Like here at my in-laws right now. When I forget my chucks, I just grab a bath towel and fold it in 1/2 and put it under that "area" when I'm not sleeping on my own mattress. Just a safety precaution..... better safe than sorry and embarrassed!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


moreglorydays
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 2/17/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.  Now I know what "chucks" are.  I am learning a whole new vocabulary!  I am also learning that traveling places will require some additions to my luggage I hadn't anticipated before.

scheduled for permanent ileostomy surgery 2/19
tried asacol, rowasa, remicade, humira
currently on 40 mgs. prednisone
51 years young

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 11, 2017 2:32 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,903,885 posts in 318,695 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158106 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Pottybutt.
189 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Turboz, popocoy, testuser1234