Nov 16 i was diagnosed with cancer. I had a large tumour inside of my colon. They basically classed it as bowel cancer. I had to have a lot of Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy and then a massive nine hour operation to remove the tumour. I ended up with a colostomy bag and my large bowel removed. I then had to have another eight months of Chemo which finished two months ago and this has effected me a lot! it has attacked my nerve endings in my hands and feet.. They’re completely numb. Urinal incontinence was also a ‘side effect’ from the chemo and on top of everything, i now suffer with that! im unsure as to if this will be permanent, same with my hands and feet but i need something in the meantime to help. Ive been supplied with pads but im really not getting on with them. Im needing a pull up that will reach over my colostomy bag. Nothing like the nappy type because ill not be able to peel off the sticky tabs with my hands being numb. Does anyone know of anything? i feel like im so limited for products because i can only really try the pull ups. Hopefully they’re ok!! does anyone know the best place to shop? any recommendations?
I’m sorry to hear you have experienced this, it is awful that incontinence is a side effect of chemotherapy on top of everything else.
Have you heard of Lille Suprem Pants? They are pull up pants that can be put on and taken off just like normal underwear. These pants will reach right over the stoma and you will not have to peel off any sticky tabs as they are easy to put on and remove. They will be much more convenient than all-in-one products for you.
Lille Suprem Pants are available in different absorbency levels depending on the severity of your incontinence. Do you have suffer from heavy, light or moderate incontinence?
Hi, thanks for your reply.
It hasn’t been great and this hasn’t done much to my confidence! Never heard of the Lille brand, so i will be giving that a go! Even better that it will reach over my stoma. Yes the incontinence is quite heavy as i have not got any control over it at all. I will need something absorbent enough to hold while i go to hospital appointments etc. What absorbency do you think should i go for?
I can imagine- incontinence can be a life-altering condition, especially when you do not know which product to invest in.
I would recommend the Lille Suprem Pants Maxi for managing heavy incontinence. They are the most absorbent pants in the range and feature an extra super absorbent core to provide concentrated protection, meaning they will be absorbent for you when you visit the hospital and do daily activities.
Do you know your waist size in centimetres? I can recommend your ideal size if you are struggling to find the product information.
That is no problem!
For these products, it is useful to take your waist measurement to ensure you find the ideal size. This will only take a few seconds: use a measuring tape to circle your waist at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage.
The measurements of the sizes are the following:
Extra Large: 120-160cm
If you let me know your waist size, I can direct you to a link to purchase your size.