What is the ComfiSheild I hear you ask? Pull up a pew and will tell you all about it!
Well to put it simply the ComfiSheild is a semi rigid protector for your stoma with a soft “pad” that surrounds your stoma. If you do contact sports, have toddlers or dogs that jump or land on you or even just find wearing a seat belt awkward this is the item for you! Especially if you are in between sizes and find support garments from any company either too tight or too loose, as this doesn’t go around the waist just around your stoma. You can also wear your normal support wear garment over the top for added security against hernias.
This is quite an interesting product and I haven’t seen anything like it; which gives it a unique selling point. I know that the Comfizz team are always happy for reviews so if it gets enough positive feedback there is a chance that it will be accepted onto the prescription list.
The pad is soft and sits nicely against your skin whilst the protector sticks to the pad via velcro. The protector is sized against the “aperture” of your base plate – which is basically size of it. Mine is 60 mm which is the smallest they do and my pouch sits nicely inside with the bottom of the pouch hanging out of the opening of the protector for easy access to drain.
It doesn’t restrict your movement and is very comfortable to wear which is what you want from any support garment. Having the protector in place gives me the confidence that I’m not going to hurt my stoma during any activities that are up close and personal. I definitely think that it is worth adding to any gym kit and not just those that do combat sports!