There are certain questions that come up over and over again when I am on the phone helping people with their ostomy care. The usual questions about products are easy to answer with a little research. Some questions are harder and one that I could never find a good answer for was, how do you shower without getting your ostomy pouch
wet? I was able to find products that worked for casts
and small wounds
but nothing seemed to work for an entire ostomy bag and wafer. Then I found this video. I think this is a great solution! It is simple, clever, and inexpensive and because it is so versatile I think anyone can use this method whether they have an ileostomy, colostomy, or an urostomy. The tape that is mentioned in the video is a fantastic tape called, Hy-Tape - Zinc Oxide Waterproof Pink Tape
. It is a great choice for when you need a skin friendly tape that doesn't come apart when it gets wet.
Megan is the name of the ingenious woman who runs The Front Butt YouTube Channel
. She does interviews and product reviews and I think her videos are entertaining and extremely informative. What a great resource for anyone who has an ostomy or wants to learn more about life with an ostomy.
If you try this method I would love to hear how it went and if you made any tweaks to fit your individual needs better.