sleeping with a colostomy bag

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sleeping with a colostomy bag

by captjeff on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:21 PM

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hi,

i have a  new permanent colostomy bag,and was wondering if i'll ever be able to sleep on my stomach. any  heplful hints would be apprieciated.

thanks

RE: sleeping with a colostomy bag

by Roselvr on Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:36 PM

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Jeff, you would probably get better help in the colon or rectal cancer section

http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/cancers/rectal-ca

I don't know if this will help you but I have a bad back; I find that sleeping on the couch on my side with a king sized pillow between my legs and a couch sized pillow under my arm (to prop me up) works the best. You may be able to tolerate sleeping on your side - it will stop you from rolling around at night. I know this doesn't help you wanting to sleep on your stomach; but it may give you ideas on how to prop yourself from sleeping on the side with the bag.

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by captjeff on Fri Oct 01, 2010 03:18 PM

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thanks

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by mrdavidleroy on Fri Oct 01, 2010 04:33 PM

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search for wraps to hold them, is a company that makes them, around 70 dollars, forget the site, search for Ostomy belts, it fits around your abdomen, you wear the pouch sideways and the pouch is kept in place,  I don't have a conostomy, bladder cancer , so just an ostomy, A week ago i found a wrap for that, it is great, it is just a light weight material, stretchy, fits real tight and has a pocket inside of it where the pouch goes, gives support around the stoma, no more wondering if the bag is hanging out from under my shirt. i had hell sleeping also, i been sleeping it up ever since i got this wrap, the one i have is from a sight called Ostomy Secrets, the other sight though about ostomy belts though was for colonostomies, sorry i can't remember the sight, is in California though if you start searching

RE: sleeping with a colostomy bag

by Roselvr on Fri Oct 01, 2010 04:42 PM

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On Oct 01, 2010 4:33 PM mrdavidleroy wrote:

search for wraps to hold them, is a company that makes them, around 70 dollars, forget the site, search for Ostomy belts, it fits around your abdomen, you wear the pouch sideways and the pouch is kept in place,  I don't have a conostomy, bladder cancer , so just an ostomy, A week ago i found a wrap for that, it is great, it is just a light weight material, stretchy, fits real tight and has a pocket inside of it where the pouch goes, gives support around the stoma, no more wondering if the bag is hanging out from under my shirt. i had hell sleeping also, i been sleeping it up ever since i got this wrap, the one i have is from a sight called Ostomy Secrets, the other sight though about ostomy belts though was for colonostomies, sorry i can't remember the sight, is in California though if you start searching

To add to this; there are videos on you tube that show how to use the various products. I ran across it yesterday when googling.

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by joebea73 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 05:29 PM

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everytime I roll onto my stomach I wake up to a horrible mess !!!!!!!!!!!!! I also love sleeping on my belly but I have found no possible way without risking leakage

good luck to you!!!!!!!!!

 

joebea

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by mrdavidleroy on Sun Oct 10, 2010 02:16 PM

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try the wraps, i am telling you they work,you can't like lay completely on your belly, but close, i am a belly sleeper also, with the wrap i been sleeping on the couch, still at a little angle, or put a pillow to my side, and as i am writing this, i just thought, a body pillow would really help too

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