Many hernias can be managed without surgery. Support belts are the most successful aids. A support belt does not solve the problem or make the hernia go away. What it does do is help manage living with one much easier.
If you have a stoma, it may be necessary to change the type of pouch you use to ensure a secure fit. Talk to your ET Nurse for advice on this as no two situations are exactly the same. ET nurses are specifically trained and have extensive knowledge about the different appliances on the market.
Remember, there is nothing to be embarrassed about and if you have any questions at all, please let us know and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Chances are, we had the same ones as you.