From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Dec 1998:

Hints from Alice

by Alice Bowman, Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) UOA Chapter

Here are a couple of new hints that I picked up in the Detroit area:

  1. 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.
  2. 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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