2b ColonFree said...
yes, it's free like all the ostomy equipment. at least for us, in israel it is. it helps to keep things more together. w/o the belt, the bag pulls down on the stoma and the stoma area. with time that can cause a hernia. a belt helps to prevent it. also, the bag keeps the appliance tight against your body, so that way it makes wear time longer. AND another thing, if someone has a retracted stoma (like mine), after a while of wearing the belt all the time (except in the shower), it makes the stoma stick out so much more. that's what happened to me after wearing it for hummm around 6 weeks it think. :)
Oh great thanks for clarifying, I will look into getting one of those.
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to nearly all meds tried. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery with temp loop ileostomy 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron