Call your states 2-1-1 number. Just dial 211 as you would 911. UOAA has Affiliated Support Groups who sometimes operate Donation or Supply Closets. Kinders Closet can provide a short term supply of ostomy supplies.
What is a stoma cover?
Stoma Covers, also known as Tracheostomy Covers, are important Trach Care Supplies needed to properly care for the throat stoma after the larynx is fully or partially removed due to throat cancer. The stoma cover is a device created to shield or protect the stoma to allow a person to shower.
How do you hide a stoma bag under your clothes?
The front tuck or half tuck is probably the most popular and easy option when it comes to tucking in your shirt. The main reason you want to do this is to visually create a waist and to help conceal your stoma bag more. Front tucking your tops draws the eye up to your waist.
How do you dress with a colostomy?
High-waisted pants, shorts, and skirts cover your stoma and provide full coverage over your pouch. Make sure your pants or skirts fit comfortably over the pouch, but arent too snug. If the bottom is extremely tight, it may block outflow from filling the bag and cause a bulge or leak. Loose-fitting Clothes.
How should I dress with a stoma?
Underwear should go either under or completely over the stoma bag. Tight-fitting clothes can still be worn. You can still wear a support girdle after stoma surgery. Some companies design specific clothing for women with a stoma, such as swimwear, underwear, nightwear and high-waisted tights.