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awesomeame
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   Posted 9/10/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried wearing/using a wet or dry suit? Experiences? I want to do some lake swimming...call me paranoid about wearing the suit

Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


awesomeame
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   Posted 9/12/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   

really no one?

Matt


Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


Trigirl
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   Posted 9/13/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a wet suit for triathlon but haven't had one on since surgery 5 weeks ago.

What do you need to know? The suits do get wet on the inside but it makes you warm and keeps you buoyant in the water. They can be tight or not depending on what is comfortable for you. I have 3 yeah I know that seems like a lot. I inherited 2 of them. One farmer John (Long legs and no arms(racing in warm water), another, short legs and short sleeves(Mostly for water skiing), and the one for fast and long swims (3-5 miles) long arms and long legs.

Hope I have helped.

awesomeame
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   Posted 9/14/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I am just wondering if the tightness is good/bad, and if when you swim in it, the suit pulls on the bag and stuff.  Just worried about the flange/bag getting pulled off due to tightness/movement.  Try one on and let me know =D
 
Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


ducridr
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   Posted 9/14/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Matt - post this question on jpouch.org (or just search for scuba on their boards). I know that I saw something from someone there about wearing a wetsuit while scuba diving. I just don't remember if it was in the ostomy part of the board or the general discussion section.
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Trigirl
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   Posted 9/27/2009 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Awesomeme- My wet suit didn't bother my stoma and me moving my arms and legs but I haven't gotten in the water with it yet. I think taping it around edges would be good idea, or the belt you can use for hollister supplies. I am going to get brave and go to the pool I work at this week, (first time since surgery) and I'll let you know. Sorry it took me so long to reply.

Fruitcake
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Matt,
I use a wet suit when I swim in the ocean.I teach classes in the pool and I wear swim
shorts with a pair of special ostomy underware under that.I also wear those under my wet suit to hold my bag in place and keep the suit from rubbing against my bag. the important
thing to do is after you take your suit off dry your bag with a hairdryer.If your bag stays wet around the stoma it can cause rashes and yeast infections.I worried at first that the
pressure against my stoma would be to much. I starrted wearing a wet suit because I
went in the ocean to ride the waves and the waves tore my bag off. Have fun! If you
have more questions just ask.
Carole

Fruitcake
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
It is me again.Check out the White Rose collection it is a company in england that
make ostomy underwear and pants. I just typed in ostomy clothes and that is how I
found them.they also make swim suits for women and workout pants for women. I wear
there shorts when I run. There shorts,underwear and swimsuits have a pouch for your
bag. Make sure if you order to order a size larger than you usually wear because they
run small.

Trigirl
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   Posted 10/9/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I just spent 4 hours looking thru sites that say ostomy clothing ect. Some were and some were just shopping sites. What's up with that? The white rose one was good. Thanks for mentioning that.
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