The length measurement is done by an expert who also provides guidance in the beginning of the use of the TOMAS waistband (picture 1). The material used for the tight elastic band of theTOMAS waistband is polyester. The waistband is 13cm wide and available from 90 to 120cm in length. The waistband is adjustable in length by approximately 8cm. The color is sky blue. The tire should be washed at least once a week at 60 degrees, this indicates it might be desirable to use 2 waistbands.
Picture 1. TOMAS waistband
The tight elastic bandage is a technical solution and releasing the seal is therefore not possible
The adapter in the band (picture 2) provides a connection to the stoma opening. There are 9 different sizes of adapters available, the size is determined by the expert. The length adjustment must be done properly, not too tight and certainly not too loose. After a brief time of wearing the waistband the experienceis certainly not unpleasant. Even the abdominal wall receives support and makes a brace band unnecessary.
Picture 2. Adapter
Picture 3. Protective cream
In general, it is sufficient to clean and re-attach the waistband in the morning. Before a protective cream can be applied (picture 3). This provides skin protection and reduces the effect of prolapse. You then apply an absorbent gauze (picture 4) to the skin. This will stay applied on its own beca cause the skin is a bit sticky from the cream. The gauze also provides a pleasant feel on the skin. After this the waistband is applied and the bag is clicked on the adapter (picture 5). Also needed: hygiene wipes, collection bags and disposable bags. When leaving home you only take a collection bag and a disposable bag along. Very handy.