kinda personal...but anyone had an ileostomy before?? im getting really down...
Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:13 AM
| Originally Posted by Michelle |
well im kinda in the east york area but it wouldnt be hard for me to get downtown...im thinking i may just get a body pillow from zellers or something like that but im really hoping for one of those l-shape or u-shape pregnancy pillows!! your help would be so appreciated! thanks
I found this one on the Toys R Us website. It is in stock so they can ship it asap Toys"R"Us - Snoogle Total Body Pillow I would call a store near you to check stock before going there.
I checked online at HomeOutfitters, Zellers, Sears, Shoppers, and didn't find much but that doesn't mean they don't have them in store. If I go by any of these stores in my area today after work I'll check it out.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:49 AM
hope things get better for you.. hang in there:)
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:42 PM
I went through the same process three years ago. The key to the bag is cut the whole as small as you can. It will reduce the area that 'it' will come into contact with your skin. Some of the barrier creams worked. I did not use them all that much; only when my skin was really bad. I found that most of the barrier creams lead to more leakage. That is not a scientifically proven fact just my opinion. I sleep on the couch for aleast a month so I could be semi upright. You can use a regular pillow and just use it to support your bag. I am a side sleeper and that is what I did. I also loved the two piece system. That way you can change the bag but not have to mess with the flange. That made me feel a little more clean. It takes time to get a system down. Everyone is different. As soon as I got my system down it was time to get rid of it. NOT THAT I WAS COMPLAINING!
J-pouch.org is a good site to go for information.
I will PM you my email address so you can email if you need too. I was very fortunate that my grandmother has had one since I was born '79 and she came to help me out.
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