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The first man on the moon is dead, Breivik is sentenced to 21 one year in prison, and I’m looking forward to my trip to Rome in September

First of all I wonder what to wear when I want to swim in the pool and afterwards. Should I wear my bikini shirt all the time while I’m working on getting tan, or should I just show my ostomy like it was the most natural thing in the world? I’s impossible to hide my bag completely.

I’m looking for ostomy bags, one piece with no windows showing my poo. There’s only one pharmacist who knows anything at all, and she’s busy. I can’t understand why the others working at this special pharmacy with ostomy products are so incompetent. They know almost nothing about ostomies, so I have to consult with other ostomates.

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May you rest in peace Neil Armstrong. I’ve always been fascinated about time travels and moon travels, so to honour you, I want to go there too- as the first one with a colostomy! So do you want to join me on this ostomy expedition? I see this as a great opportunity to educate people about ostomies.


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Hal, run thru some of these videos on youtube,

CLick the youtube tab and you can scroll a lot of her videos, including one to use duct tape to obscure your pouch for the beach.
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Great videos Clare. I've an uber amount of respect for the Lets Talk IBD video-cast. It's a great service. If anyone has not been over and watched the videos before, then you really should give them a try. You could learn a lot from them. I know I'm still learning stuff from the broadcasts even after 15 years with the colostomy. :DD

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Hal, have a search for "stoma caps". If you can be reasonably sure that you wont be having a working bowel while on the beach, then I can highly recommend the Hollister Stoma cap. It's completely flat, no hard plastic. I'll see if I can find one, it's been a while since I've worn then and I'll take a photo and upload it for you. I always use them for beach/swimming, and um, other times when you dont need many clothes. If you catch my drift.

In place they just look like a 3-4" square elastoplast/plaster. The ones I have are clear plastic, with a white pad between the stoma and said plastic, which includes a filter so that it doesnt balloon. I do know that they do opaque ones too now (which they didnt at the time I got my box full) - or at least they used too, you'd need to ask Hollister if they still do them.

Personally I find them the absolute best stoma cap available on the market today because most others are basically just small circular pouches complete with hydrocolloid flange. So it's still looks bag like. With these you could even say it's a healing wound or something if someone were to see it, and as it's completely flat it's not noticeable under swimwear (depending on how much your stoma protrudes normally.)

Ahhh, hang on, I've found some pictures of them online at the Edgepark Med Supplies site. If these interest you then I'd suggest contacting your local Hollister office, if there's one in Norway, or alternatively Hollister.com to ask for samples, then you can give them a try.

https://www.edgepark.com/shopcatalog/item/503184/ostomy-(all-other-supplies)/accessories-for-ostomy/1-piece-stoma-caps/

Clear Plastic - 1 piece...

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Opaque Plastic - 2 Piece (so flange also needed)

hollister-centerpointlock-stoma-cap-with-filter-NKHEISTTH.jpg

Whilst they are a great product, but one thing to bear in mind is that the clear plastic one is clear plastic! So should you bowel start to work, and it spread beyond the square of wadding inside the pouch, then you will be able to see it if the pouch were in view. If the pouch is hidden anyways then that is not an issue. Alternatively you could try the opaque one to resolve that issue.

I hope that helps you! Have a great time on your hols! Photos, photos, photos please! :D

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Hal, Coloplast do one piece bags that are completely opaque. They come in 3 sizes, so while it is still a bag the mini size would not notice too much under a tankini or one piece swimsuit. i wear them under skin tight jeans aand it doesn't show.

Magi

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Hal, Coloplast do one piece bags that are completely opaque. They come in 3 sizes, so while it is still a bag the mini size would not notice too much under a tankini or one piece swimsuit. i wear them under skin tight jeans aand it doesn't show.

Magi

do you know the name of these bags? I suppose it's not Sensura Mio

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