HOW IT WORKS
The Beautiful My Heart Tie Cover was designed with an opening at the back to allow your appliance pouch to fit through.
To wear the product, follow these simple instructions:
For those wearing a two piece pouching system with a floating flange or flange at least 1/4″ in depth:
Begin by emptying your pouch.
Next, roll up the pouch and tuck it into the back of the Heart Tie Cover opening. Work the flange gently into the opening, guiding the back of the Heart Tie around the flange.
Pull the drawstring closure and securely tie the ribbon. It takes no more than a minute to slip into your Heart Tie once you get the hang of it.
For those wearing a one piece pouching system:
Begin by emptying your pouch.
Remove 3 strips of the Hollywood tape and using a scissors cut them in half (you should now have 6 smaller strips).
Attach the strips around the opening of the My Heart Tie Ostomy Pouch cover.
Roll up your pouch and tuck it into the opening at the back of the Heart Tie.
Press the Heart Gently but firmly against your skin and hold for a number of seconds to allow for a secure bond.
Since My Heart Tie Pouch Cover was designed by a woman with an ileostomy, will it also work with a colostomy or urostomy?
Yes! The coverlet works the same in each case. Women with a urostomy will need to take into account how quickly their pouch fills. Urostomy bags fill faster than ileostomy and colostomy bags do.
How do I care for the cover?
My Heart Tie Ostomy Pouch Cover is made from beautiful fabrics like silk and rayon and then quilted. These fabrics will last for years if cared for in a gentle manner.*
My Heart Tie Ostomy Pouch Cover is gently hand washable.
Hand wash in the sink with a mild soap then pat dry. Reshape the Heart Tie and let air dry on a towel. *(Only clean if the heart becomes soiled)
Never put the Heart Tie in the washing machine or dryer.
Can I return the cover?
Unfortunately our product is excluded from our general return policy because it is considered underwear and can not be placed back into our inventory. We DO ACCEPT returns if the heart should be found to be defective in some way.
About the CEO
Leah’s Ostomy Story…
At the age of twenty I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease; two years later I underwent colon surgery. Why me? was my constant thought. As an art student I had always pictured myself as a free spirit and a creative soul who experienced only the beauty in life. Now I had to face the world with an ileostomy.
My parents, both professionals, helped me to face the diet limitations and the adjustment of wearing an appliance. However, I was resolute in not wanting people to know. My ostomy became my secret (for years).
Part of healing for me was the need to feel whole again. The constant reminder of the ostomy bag during intimate moments had driven me to hide under long nightgowns and wrap tube tops and scarves around my waist to hide my appliance. Lacey panties had been replaced by control top underwear. Lingerie shops don’t make trousseaus for women with ostomies.
If dreams came in shapes…
Sexuality is part of who we are as women; it makes us feel strong and feminine. To recapture my inner strength and creativity I decided to be honest about my body and spirit. My new resolution was to love myself and be grateful for the surgery that had changed my life. To do this I needed to feel feminine again. That meant designing lingerie for myself and women like me.
Beauty, comfort, ease of use and security were foremost in the design. I selected luxurious and sensual fabrics and trims for my lingerie coverlet. Learning to quilt, I reinforced the material and created a unique fastening. With a new man in my life, I chose the heart shaped design. Wearing my heart for him to see that first time was a test of my confidence and artistry. I felt strong, free and beautiful.
If you are like me, a woman who lets her imagination fly, enjoys taking chances, finds beauty in each day, loves passionately, and has an ostomy, then My Heart Ties coverlet may be what you have been looking for.
My Heart Ties Ostomy Pouch Cover is more than ostomy camouflage. It is lingerie that provides security and beauty for those intimate moments. It gave me back my dignity and freedom. My Heart Ties Ostomy Pouch Cover has truly transformed the way I feel about myself. No more hiding, no more settling, no more regrets.