Do you have any tips for managing your ostomy and your pouch in winter conditions? Have you dealt with winter conditions that changed the way you think and wear your ostomy appliances? We would love to hear your feedback, leave your comments below!
I only had my Ostomy surgery in June last so this will be my first experience of a winter with an Ostomy! Is it more difficult to manage during the winter? Looking forward to reading others with more experiences feedback for tips!
Hello Lucky, There should be no difference in the actual appliance or accessories. However, if you like outdoor sports and depending on where your ostomy is located wearing extra layers of clothing can be restrictive. If you are going out for physical activity or strenuous exercising (shovelling) you may experience some challenges. Be sure to have extra appliances available if you are away from your home base. Be prepared.
Full body snowsuits can be difficult to manage.
ps. I have had my ostomy for over 55 years, so lots of experience and experiences.