From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Dec 1998:
Hints from Alice
by Alice Bowman, Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) UOA
Here are a couple of new hints that I picked up in the Detroit area:
- Even if you do not like wearing a belt, do so for about two hours
after changing your appliance, as it will help the adhesive adhere and
last longer. Don't forget to leave at least two finger width loose--too
tight and it will pull the pouch right off.
- Check your size and make a new pattern for your stoma. Get someone
else to use a magic marker and stiff, clear plastic (You can save the
clear plastic from flange packaging or from small purchases in stores).
A perfect fit makes everything more comfortable.
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