I save my fancy/expensive Ampatch for when I am going out or swimming. For the most part I just cut up a bag of Kotex. 4 bucks a bag lasts a month usually and the tape is about 20 bucks a box. Example and finished result tada!
Also thanks to the Palms of Pasedena I only use BSN stretch tape. SOOOO easy on the skin. Comes in different sizes. I get a longer one usually and cut it up in random sizes to fit. If you cut all the tape and pads at once life is easier to maintain a continent ileostomy stoma. I hope I will eventually not need any of this but for now I always have clear liquid come out, not mucus so much, just looks like water.
I honestly don’t know much about pads. I got my period at 10 years old and after a few disasters and embarrassment, my awesome mom taught me how to use tampons. It was the best thing ever I learned about, besides having Novasure done. I haven’t had a period in 7 years so it is a new territory shopping for pads. Kotex is ok for the price but not sure it holds up in the keeping you dry feeling 🙂 I swear when I am in the sanitary pad isle people walk by thinking, “Damn she has tattoos, looks pissed off and buying pads. Bitch must be PMSing!” I want to shout out , “I HAVE A BCIR FUCKERS!” LOLOLOL All in my head I tell ya.
I don’t even remember what PMS is like 🙂