Ok so now I'm just even more confused! :(
I've looked at heaps of photos on the net of people with stomas and they are basically in a pretty similar spot in relation to the belly button. I have a DANSAC book (http://www.dansac.com.au/) about
stoma care and the photo's in that have people with the stoma in a pretty similar spot too!
The way I see it I can't have it below my beltline. My belt line is that low that there's no where to really have it below the belt (don't get me wrong I don't wear my pants below my knees :p ). When you stand up you have your hip bone then there is a gap and then another bone sticking out, i have my belt just above that bone. To put it a different way, the bone is a part of my leg which sticks out the furthest, when you walk you can actually feel this bone move (the outermost part of the thigh bone). Does that make sense? Should I upload a photo? but yer, thats where my belt is.
But yer, I'm pretty sure I can't have it below my belt-line as my belt-line is way too low! I COULD wear my pants higher to give myself a higher belt line) which would then allow me to have it below the belt line, but considering current fashion trends that would really result in me becoming more of a social outcast then I would by just having a bag :pOut of curiosity, Do most people here have the stoma below or above the belt line? And where are everyones belt lines?
I actually don't usually tuck my shirt in anyway, only if I'm going somewhere really formal (wedding etc) which is hardly ever, so my shirts will be left out. The nurse did say it can go under my belt which will cut off that section of the bag but the impact will be minimal as it was only a small section that would be cut off.
Another question, damagedgoods41 you mentioned the poo wont fall properly if its that high up, why is that? I didn't think height would make a difference? And when you said before that your stoma is "about
11/2 centimetre down from belly button", I took that as 1.5cm (one and a half centimetres) below your belly button, while mine is going 2.5-3cm below my bellybutton, making yours higher and mine lower... hence my confusion when you say mine is too high...
Wow I'm so confused right now!!
x a lot!
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