After how long, after surgery for ileostomy can i fly?

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lipgloss
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/13/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, i'm due my surgery for the 24th of Jan and i've booked tickets abroad with my kids for the 13th of march, you must b wondering how silly she's thinking of holiday's already, the thing is that i was booked for surgery in the first week of december then that got cancelled, then i was booked for the 3rd of Jan that got cancelled. after suffering for so long i thought at last i can go on holiday with my three children, this holiday was planned the first time i was given a date but now it only gives me 7 weeks, so i wanted to know if i would be well enough to go?
 
p.s i won't be travelling that much and will be looked after and having a rest as i have family there, please can u help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
samiexxx

lipgloss
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   Posted 1/14/2008 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
tanx stacie, you don't know how much difference it makes to talk to people on this site.

also can you give me some tips on recovery, i would appreciate it. and what to do if i get a blockage?

tanx again

samie xxx

flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/14/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Samie,
I've had my ileostomy for two years now and have never had a blockage. I've heard that blockages are mainly caused by a narrowing of the intestine from Crohn's more often than eating something that gets stuck. The main thing is to chew your food really well and drink plenty of water.

When it comes to flying 7 weeks after surgery, you should be fine. Good luck with your surgery, and please keep us posted on how you're doing.
Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


peggy113
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   Posted 1/14/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny you should mentioned Almonds --- I, too, have experienced a blockage several years ago with those delicious nuts!!!  I do steer clear of almonds now.  I have eaten cashews and macadamia nuts and haven't had any problems with them.  Only a few at a time, and NOT on an empty stomach for me.   And drink lots of water with them.
 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 1/15/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Stacie,

It seems like the empty stomach problems always kick me in the butt!!  Just about any time I have had any type of partial blockage or discomfort, it is when I am eating something that is questionable on an empty stomach, or a fairly empty stomach.    Will I do it again in the future?  Maybe.  Sometimes I just don't think cause I feel good and normally can eat about anything.  Would I do it intentionally?   OH, heck NO!


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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