Something I never thought I would write an article about.. “How to take a Shower” ?. It’s harder than it seems though with an ostomy bag; and it can get downright uncomfortable! It took me quite awhile to get used to the feeling, so here are some of the tips and tricks that worked for me; hopefully they’ll help you guys be a little bit more comfortable when you’re trying to get clean!
You can (and should) still take the time to take a comfy, warm shower when you’re doing a change though, it’ll help clean everything and you get some comfy time in a warm shower. It feels really good to let your stoma out in the shower when you’re doing the change; and you can peel off half the pouch so it stays on (and doesn’t go everywhere and then get to your changing station and have an incident free quick change).
The showers can be uncomfortable at first but you’ll get used to them; I promise ?