I actually bought a bikini today!!

What do you usually wear to the beach?
2
a one-piece - 16.7%
2
a one-piece with a skirt - 16.7%
2
a tankini - 16.7%
1
a two-piece with a bikini top and a skirt - 8.3%
2
a two-piece with a bikini top and shorts - 16.7%
3
what's the beach?? - 25.0%

 
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this sounds like a minor thing, but I'm so excited that I finally found a bikini I can wear! Maybe it's because I live in Florida and we wear bathing suits almost year-round, but I thought my bikini wearing days were over when I got my ileostomy 2 years ago. 
 
What I found is a two-piece suit that has a bikini top with a skirt bottom that actually covers my bag. I felt so "normal" when I was in the dressing room today wearing a bikini. It really lifted my spirits, and I couldn't wait to tell all of the ladies on here that you too can be a bikini wearing goddess this summer!!
 
cool Cecilia


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

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Ash83
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Woohoo Cece that's awesome! Is your stoma low? Mine is high, so I'm trying to figure out this bikini business. I better get to it, only a few more months until the beach will be calling!


What a high that must have been to see yourself in a bikini, in a dressing room, with no bag showing. I'm excited for you!

Stoma Girl
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome!! :D I'm so happy for you!
Never Give Up, Never Surrender!
 
.. Stoma Girl ..
.. Ileostomy following Crohn's Disease, 2007 ..
.. Meds? Tried 'em all! ..
.. Currently on Paroxetine 20mg for depression ..
.. Time between diagnosis and operation - one year ..
.. But HAPPY! ..


praying4healing
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
r u serious?! i got totally pissed b/c i've been wearing bikinis since my mother said i was old enough :O). But the other day i went to target and got mad b/c i realized that i wont b able to wear one this summer. I've actually given up on wearing a swim suit at all.

So is it a real bikini or like one of those tankinis? i even feel weird about those b/c i feel like they'll lift up and show everything. I'm so happy u found something that works for u!

p.s.

i used to be a bikini top and shorts kinda girl. i always thought my bottom half was pretty unflattering ( consider the irony lol). I dont know what i am now.


25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, ladies! My stoma is to the right of my belly button and down about an inch, so it's not really low. That's why I thought I'd never find a bikini bottom that would cover it, but they're out there. It's a real bikini top and a skirt bottom, so my stomach shows. Happy shopping! :-)

peggy113
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats Cece!!!  All ready for another season in summy warm Florida!!

I used to have a tankini, well I have to shop again this year for a larger size tho, but we don't have swimsuits out in the stores yet... we still have snow and ice here.   Where did you find yours?

 


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


flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/24/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I found it at a boating store called West Marine. They have a lot of them down here, since boating is so popular. What was even better was that it was on the sale rack! I saw it a couple of months ago, but didn't want to pay full price, and today, I got it for 75% off!! That made me doubly excited!! tongue


praying4healing
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   Posted 2/24/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
wow a bikini and a sale! im so jealous lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 
Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


RobynO
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   Posted 2/24/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw a cute one last at lands end and I found others at http://www.blueskyswimwear.com

ME!
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   Posted 2/24/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Cece!! It's so nice to regain some normalcy isn't it? Especially with you being in Florida. :)

Kim

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/25/2008 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY!  that makes me super happy for you!

Shaz032
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   Posted 2/25/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never worn a bikini - not because of my bag but because some bodies should just never ever be seen in a bikini, and mine's one of them lol
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/25/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL Shaz!

Wearing a bikini was one of those things that motivated me to work out my abs. It's been two years since I wore one. Oh my, I'd better get crunching!! sad

sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 2/25/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY! I actually just bought one last week! We're headed to Arizona for Spring TRaining baseball on Saturday, and I was soooooo scared to tryand find a suit with this bag. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I found a bikini bottom with a very short, straight skirt. It manages to hide the bag, yet not look like a little ol lady suit!! LOL, plus it comes up high enough to hide the stoma, but it isn't tooo high either. Once I found that, I was free to find any top I wanted, just like regular.
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!


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   Posted 2/28/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulation Cecilia!

hehe......i have an idea! how about a bikini modeling show using the photobucket album i started!

come on ladies, you will all look great!

if you guys are up for it, I might even post a picture of myself in a bathing suit...no it won't be speedos though...haha
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


peggy113
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   Posted 2/28/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Uh, Glad, please spare us!!!!  jk..  if that is what you want to do, I'm sure we will all enjoy peeking at it!!

 


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


sfgiantsjo
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   Posted 2/28/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad - Once you go through with your surgery, we'll post it to cheer you up. ;)
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!


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/28/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
darn it i was hoping for a good speedo photo!

Glad Bag
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   Posted 2/28/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
you never know, maybe I will lose my "beer belly" (actually a fuel tank for a sex machine) after the surgery and might be willing to try out the speedo after all! haha!
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


praying4healing
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   Posted 2/28/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
lol! u guys are hillarious!
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 
Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/28/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
ok that is the best way i have ever heard for someone to describe their beer belly!

Ash83
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   Posted 2/29/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
summerstorm said...
ok that is the best way i have ever heard for someone to describe their beer belly!
Haha I agree!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/29/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Gladbag,
... you first!! :-)

Shaz032
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   Posted 2/29/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Speedos don't look good on any guy, despite their physique - stick with the boardies (board shorts) - they look heaps better :p
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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summerstorm
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   Posted 3/1/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
when my husband was younger, like in high school and college, he was a swimmer, almost went to the olympics, but then, he looked good in a speedo, but not anymore, lol. too much McDonalds!
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