Basic Ostomy Care – I mention a lot of different products in this video so check it out!!
(Hollister New Image clear bags 18003, opaque bags 18113, mini clear 18293, opaque mini 18283, and opaque closed 18753 – Hollister wafers 14603 and convex 14803) PS: I should also note that a major product I left out by accident, because I don’t use it, is stoma paste. This paste (I used Hollister’s Adapt paste) can help seal your wafer on your stomach, help protect against leaks, and help your wafer last longer.
I first heard about Vanilla Blush (Visit their site here) in the fall of 2011 shortly after I received my temporary ileostomy. I knew I’d be making the ostomy a permanent part of my life and I therefore was very interested in finding undergarments and lingerie that didn’t remind me of granny panties – stuff that I could see myself wearing and feeling good in around my fiancé. As I was surfing Facebook one day, I saw a link to Vanilla Blush’s page and immediately fell in love with their models and items. In their pictures were young women, just like me, with ostomies – and they were showing off attractive undies and camis!! Hot pinks, blues, lacy items – I loved all of it.
Fast forward a couple of months and I had made my ostomy permanent. After about six weeks of healing time, I felt ready to take a look at myself in my new VB lingerie that I’d recently received. You know that feeling you get when you try on a pair of jeans that make your butt look awesome? That giddy kind of sensation and you start thinking of yourself in different settings and feeling fabulous? That’s how I felt seeing myself in this lingerie – I could wear it at bed time to sleep in or for sexy time with my fiancé or even to just lounge around in. Regardless of what scenario I imagined, the lingerie fit in.
I’ve told so many people about Vanilla Blush that I figured I should just do an official review. If you’re an ostomate like me, even if you’re a temporary ostomate, I would strongly suggest you check out their stuff. Having undergarments and clothing that is made well and that fits well with your ostomy is priceless – not that cost is really an issue because I think VB’s prices are really reasonable – even with estimated shipping costs across the pond. I don’t think it’s a purchase you’ll regret!
PS: Can you tell that all of the models have ostomies?!”
The Great Bowel Movement
This non-profit group sales t-shirts and sweatshirts that aim to raise IBD awareness. If they get enough orders for their “Ask Me about My Colitis/Crohn’s” shirts, they’ll begin making “Ask Me about My Ostomy” shirts too!! Here are a few pics of my favorite shirt from them so far. It’s a size small and it’s perfect – not too big or bulky!!
Visit their website here: The Great Bowel Movement and get your own awesome gear!!!
This is my review of the Active-Life Stoma-Guard by STOMAPLEX. You can find out more about this product and about STOMAPLEX by visiting their website at STOMAPLEX.COM!
My review of TRIO Healthcare’s products!