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« on: May 04, 2008 12:14:39 PM »

I thought I'd be "pc" with my title...  Cheesy

Last Christmas, I had emergency, life-saving surgery. The result was a temporary ileostomy, one of the things I had once viewed as my own personal version of hell on earth. It actually turned out fine, if uncomfortable, but I'll spare you most of the details (if you want to find out, hit up wikipedia, not a google image search. Trust me.).

My ileostomy is located in a different place most because of the extremely bad situation I was in, so I have some issues that most people don't have. My problem is mainly this: The bottom of the snap-and-roll ostomy bags have sharp little corners that poke my legs when I walk. Ouch!

Of course, we all know that the solution to all problems is knitting, so here's what I came up with:



This bag cover is way more fashionable and comfortable than the bag all alone. I also included an unused bag in the shot so you can see what I'm talking about.

Here it is modeled by my ever-patient Jeero:



I figured this was a little more polite than a picture of me wearing it, even though you wouldn't see anything but knitted item and a little tummy.


I don't know how useful this is for all of you, but I was pretty excited about it, even though I quickly realized that it is only helpful while I'm in pj's. I'm already planning its next incarnation.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008 12:17:06 PM »

wow, if they ever do the cozy challenge, you should win something.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008 12:26:40 PM »

Wow! When I saw this I couldn't stop laughing.  I had a ileostomy about a year ago for about 6 month while I was having surgery and this would of come in very handy!  Having the clip rub against your leg was irritating.  Terrific solution.  My stomas name was Stomarama, lol. Does your have a name?
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 12:33:52 PM »

That's awesome!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 12:41:49 PM »

Thanks!

Wow! When I saw this I couldn't stop laughing.  I had a ileostomy about a year ago for about 6 month while I was having surgery and this would of come in very handy!  Having the clip rub against your leg was irritating.  Terrific solution.  My stomas name was Stomarama, lol. Does your have a name?

Yep. His name is Illie, as in, "Illie, be quiet! I need this bag to stick!!"

What is actually more practical is a little ribbed cuff I made the day after this cozy because the cozy was huge and won't stay on well. It's still funny, though. And uber soft and comfy whenever I can get it to stay for a few minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008 12:53:27 PM »

You're title had me intrigued and I had to laugh when I saw you cosy  Grin My hubby has made me promise not to crochet one for him when he has his op!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 01:17:09 PM »

If I were you, Kookaloo_Starr, I would go ahead and make a little cuff to go around the bottom anyway. He will thank you later, even if he doesn't know it yet!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008 01:25:15 PM »

I think that's a damned good idea my dear!
and I forgot to add earlier that I hope you have a full recovery and remain in the best of health  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2008 01:50:57 PM »

What an awesome idea!  Well done for thinking of it. 

Also wishing you a speedy recovery  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008 04:20:08 PM »

 Grin That is just awesome!! I hope you get to get rid of it sometime soon.... Wink
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