Summer, the most expected season for many, has finally arrived. As you may know, I come from a tropical country where most of the year is hot. So, I don’t know about you, but all I can think about is summer and spending my afternoons in gardens, wearing colorful dresses, and days at the beach. I know that some people with an ostomy don't like hot weather because of the implications the ostomy bag can bring, especially when the base plate doesn't stick as it should due to the heat and humidity.
I know from my own experience that at times it's not that easy finding a perfect summer outfit for an ostomate , especially if one has got a parastomal hernia like me. One of the most common concerns about having an ostomy bag is the concern that other people may see it. Since I've got my ostomy I have had to change my wardrobe and adapt to new outfits. However, if you don't have any problems with hernia or prolapsed stoma, it can be easier.
I have selected a few outfits and some tips that may help you.
And you, what do you usually wear with your ostomy? I would love to hear your comments and tips.