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   Posted 10/25/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and I have been checking Ostomy Belts on the internet.  There are TONS of them out there - all a little different.
If you use an Ostomy Belt, do you have any suggestions on
--Brand Name
--Type or Style
that you have found to be the best?
Thanks for your help!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 10/26/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
my WOC Nurses all say the Hollister ones are better...more thats what I used post surgery. The tabs are a little different for each company but they worked with my Convatec wafer:)

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   Posted 10/26/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info!

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   Posted 10/27/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont use an ostomy belt, because up till now, it would have crossed my incision site and hurt so i dont use them, but was curious, what are they for?
my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy,Jehovah's witness UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
ALWAYS sick with something either mild or serious, all related to UC and the medication
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred

we will have our new baby boy January 25, 2010 :)

Had first of to surgeres, sept 11, 2009! Had proctocolectomy with temp ielo, i will be med-free! oh and I'm getting laid off, last day of work is march 26, 2010, just enough time...
ileostomy takedown scheduled for november 9

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   Posted 10/27/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
NASCARon said...
BetterHalf What type of bag does your husband wear?

He uses a two-piece Hollister brand.  It has a small round spigot (I guess you'd call it that.) at the bottom that he uses to empty it.

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   Posted 10/27/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a Nuhope ostomy belt. I had to go to the hospital and be fitted for one. Then Edgepark took over from there. I always wear one because I feel more secure with the belt. Plus the belt pulls in my stomach some.

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   Posted 10/28/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Nuhope Wouldn't leave home without it

When there are no more choices, tha decision is easy!

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   Posted 10/28/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
NASCARon - Thanks so much for the information and the link!!

vette guy
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   Posted 11/2/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried using a belt when I first had surgery back in '89 and HATED IT!!!  Like many here, I had a lot of leaks in the beginning and thought using a belt would help.  It didn't!  Either I got better at changing my appliance, or my body took a while to adapt to having an appliance...whatever the answer, I haven't had a leak in almost 20 years!!  If using a belt acts as your own security blanket, so be it.   They might have been more useful 50 years ago, I wouldn't know.  But, given everything that's available (Eakins Seals, paste, convex inserts, etc....) I think you should all burn your ostomy belts at once!!!

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   Posted 11/2/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't use an ostomy belt at first, didn't think it was necessary.  Now since I've been home and I'm more active I wear it all the time and only have one.  I'm going to get another tomorrow.  At least my wafer and bag don't slide down to my knees or ankles when I have the belt on and have a leak.  The mess is more contained around the stoma area.  I use the convatec.  I've had my stoma since the end of June and I use an Eakin seal, paste and convex wafer + belt and I still leak but not as much as it had been.
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