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Ash83
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   Posted 1/18/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Can laying flat on my stomach hurt the stoma in any way? I don't want to lay on it if it will cause problems, like preventing things from coming out.
 
 
 
I have a gift certificate for a massage, and I could REALLY use one soon...but am nervous about laying on my stomach for so long.

Amey
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I always lay on my stomach at night but I keep a pillow under my side to keep my stoma a little off my bed. However, I do lay flat on the floor when I am exercising and when I had a massage. You may want to schedule your massage for early in the morning and avoid eating breakfast. I was more worried about my bag filling up under the sheets than I was about preventing my stoma from working. I was worried that while I was laying on my back, my bag would fill up and I would look like I was growing a male private part under the sheet. Of course, if I were a guy, it just might look like I was getting very "excited" about the massage...LOL
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
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Slice
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Man, only Amey!! The girl asked about laying on her stomach and somehow Amey worked in male body parts.

Again, must be that Florida heat!!!!
 
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006
@ssless as of 11/2007
 
 


Amey
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   Posted 1/18/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL Slice....depite my better judgment, sometimes my brain and fingers team up against me.

As for Florida...WHAT HEAT???? It is rainy, chilly, and windy! Sounds like all the comforts of home, huh?
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 1/18/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am SUCH a chicken about this!!!! My stoma is soooo active, there isn't a time I could schedule that would be "quiet" stoma time. My stoma is like a two year old - never naps, always busy. I can't even do some yoga positions, because I'm afraid of being on my stomach. How is it that stuff doesn't cause leaks by getting all squished up around the stoma area? Even when I lay on my side, it all kinda "piles up" right by the stoma, and doesn't fall "into" the bag. God, I would loooove to lay on my stomach, but I'm so scared. Does anyone who has a highly active, pretty solid-ish (as solid as we get, LOL), out put really lay on their stomachs?? And why am I so scared of this?

UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


justjenjen
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   Posted 1/18/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
As for the massage--just ask them to use their pregnancy pillows. Tons of moms to be get massages and they definitely can't lay flat!

peggy113
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   Posted 1/18/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Justjen ---- that is the perfect idea!!! So, SF, no reason not to go now!!!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Amey
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   Posted 1/18/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Jen - You're Awesome! What a great idea!
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 1/18/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY! I think I'm going to book a massage now. Hee, hee.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
 
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
 
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!


badbaggirl
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Total Posts : 275
   Posted 1/18/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I do lay on my stomach when I first fall asleep and roll over. This has only happened ONCE but it was when I was visiting my sister in Seattle. I was dog tired. Was laying on my back asleep, rolled back over and I actually woke up from a POP! You guessed it. Doing laundry at 3:00 in the morning. Fortunately my sis had a waterproof mattress cover and I was by myself. Ha! It wasn't pretty. That's THE only time it happened. And it could have been that things weren't sealed good ... I usually fill up pretty good at night, but the only way I can get to sleep is on my stomach...
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/19/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Ash and JoAnn,
I always start out the night with an empty pouch. I lay on my stomach with my right leg bent to lift up my hip a little and hug a pillow. Laying like that doesn't smoosh my stoma, so I've never had any problems. During the night, I'll shift around and lay on my side, which works out well, since I tend to wake up with a full pouch.
 
I also got a gift certificate for a massage for my birthday last month, and I can't believe it, but I never even thought about my ostomy when it came to scheduling it! It must be because it's been so easy for me, compared to being sick with Crohn's, that I don't give it much thought. Don't forget to drink a lot of water after your massage, so you flush out all of those toxins. :-)
 
Amey,
It's still warm where I am (in the 80's), because the cold front hasn't made it down here yet. I just hung up the phone with my sister in Tampa, and she said it was raining really hard right now. That means it's on its way. BTW, you crack me up! Talking about your bag filling up while getting a massage. Hey, if that's all it took, you should get one every day!! tongue

Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Amey
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   Posted 1/19/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Cece...

Yep, it is very wet and stomy here...I wonder if this means we will get some cooler weather. I certainly would pick the cold over this humidity. Of course, my plants are happy. I just planted some new flowers this week and they could use some more to drink.

Sorry I missed you in the chat room last night. I got so busy cleaning my house that I forgot to check back into the chat room. Can I take a rain check?...LOL
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/19/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
amey, cece- you guys quit complaining! it's going to be 15 here tonight!  and there has been ice and snow and sleet falling since thursday!  and i am not happy
but anyway, i do sleep on my tummy, about two months after surgery i started doing that, of course it hurt too bad at first.  I sleep on a waterproof pad, that way if i do have a leak, i can just throw the pad in the washer, clean me up and go right back to bed, no chaning sheets or anything.  Just makes me feel more comfy sleeping.

peggy113
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   Posted 1/20/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   

Summer,

So how cold did it get there last night?   -2 when I woke up at 7:30 this morning but no precipition at all!!!  TOOOO    Cold for me.   Can anyone say long johns and wool sweaters and layers upon layers of clothes?!

I, too, start with an empty bag at night and like to start out on my belly.  I usually always end up on my back by morning.  I think it just becomes natural for the body to roll over when the bag fills after so many years of having it.  I haven't been able to sleep on my belly, tho, since I had shoulder surgery on Nov 18th and I just can't wait!!!!  I've been stuck on my left side and back since then and can I just say that it's getting old!  But it is getting better each day.

 

 


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


badbaggirl
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, It's below zero here too ... I am from Minnesota.

Hearing all this I may use my two free massage certificates (1 hour each)! I've been nervous about going. Hmm. What's the worst that could happen?
BadBagGirl
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I am loving this warm weather we've been having in Florida! I also enjoy the cool fronts that come down, bring some rain, and cool things off. No complaints here... it's all good!! :-) :-)
Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
i think it was actually like 18 here last night, i could never ever ever handle minus somthing degrees, although i saw that in Siberia it got to -74 and that once it got to -108 there! why do people live there?
anyway, i don't get to sleep on my back all night, mostly because my lovely child still will not sleep in his bed! and always comes to lay with me. although he is warm, lol.

justjenjen
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   Posted 1/21/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I love how this went totally off topic! LOL This weekend it was horrible--19 degrees for the high!!! I'm in the midwest (St. Louis area) BTW. As for the laying flat for massage...when I called around here asking about pregnancy massage for my SIL none of them had the table with the belly hole but they all had special pregnancy pillows. I did not actually go and check them out but it seems to be the standard anyway. This reminds me that I have a gift certificate I can go pamper myself with as well! Stay warm everyone--except all you Floridians-haha

Amey
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   Posted 1/21/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Could have been worse....did you see the fans at the game on Sunday? You know those Giant fans were happy once the game was over. Wasn't is -4 degrees with a wind chill at 24mph??
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/21/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
they told that there was a football game played once where with the wind chill it was -68 or -69, i can't remember which, that is really really cold!
 
oh, if you lie on your stomach, like on a hard surface, it doesn't hurt you stoma, but it does make it bleed a little, i discovered that yesterday, after attempting an odd exercise.
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