I have had my bad for 5 months and I am still learning all the time. Last night I woke up in a pile of yuck because I applied my new wafer right out of the shower and my skin was still a little damp. I usually blow dry my skin, but I was just tired so I dried off with a towel and then applied the new wafer and bag. Of course, the wafer did not stick to my wet skin and my sheets, comforter, mattress and husband all suffered for my laziness. So, don't feel bad about
asking questions. This is how we learn.
1. Showering - you have to shower more than once every 5 days. I shower with my bag on (normally). The materials dry very quickly and I always blow dry my bag. It takes about
a minute to dry. I like to shower after my morning workout and before I eat to ensure my bag stays empty.
2 Clothes- I had to buy larger pants. I can wear my old jeans but they are not comforable. I found cut pants at The Limited which hide my bag very well. I can still wear a size 2 in these pants.
3. Swimming. I like to swim and I swim a lot in our community pool. I wear a Hollister Mini
open-ended bag. I keep a towel at the edge of the pool. If my bag fills, I just slip the towel over my body as I exit the pool and then I walk to the bathroom. I can wear a two-pc bathingsuit but I prefer a one-pc.
4. I do not know what a night drainage bag is?
I am sorry to hear about
your babies. You sound like a very stong person to have overcome such a terrible experience.
What kind of bags do you wear? Hollister gives you lots of choices that I like a lot. I can wear long bags, short bags or caps all with my wafer attached.
I hope this helps.
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