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Allison77
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   Posted 3/30/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 Quick question....I had my surgery Nov.23 (sigmoid colostomy & complete rectum removal) and am feeling wonderful. Im looking at a roller derby league here in E-town....and im wondering if im even allowed to participate? Should I phone my surgeon and get his take? Thanks!!
 
-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


summerstorm
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   Posted 3/30/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
well, i think you are crazy! :D in a good way! those are dangerous!
But i dont see why you couldnt do it, its been what 6 months since surgery?
Pad your stomach, like wear something around it, or see if you can find some kind of guard for that area, if you cant, maybe put a couple of tank tops just around that area. Does that make sense?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Chasblah
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   Posted 3/30/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
i think if you feel up to it, it could be fine.
But don't they get pretty physical? I'd do what Summer said and pad up your abdominal area.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Equestrian Mom
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Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 3/31/2010 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Go for it! You can get a 'sports guard' for oscar!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


suebear
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Total Posts : 5691
   Posted 3/31/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
You should definitely be able to participate! There are ostomates who are professional football players. I would recommend an ostomy guard.
Let us know how you do; it sounds like fun!

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 3/31/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ostomy guards exsist??????????????? Im in. LOL. I'll keep ya'll posted!! And thanks everyone!!! You guys are hands down the BEST people in the world.

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


Equestrian Mom
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Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 4/1/2010 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
C&M Ostomy has a good list...NASCARon found that site:)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Shaz032
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 4/1/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I say 'go for it'. Don't let your ostomy stop you from doing anything you love doing.
Ileostomy for 33 years due to UC

Moderator of the Ostomy and Psoriasis Forums

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80sChick
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1054
   Posted 4/1/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay Allie and Oscar! Get a guard and go for it!
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently on: 20mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 


Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 4/1/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohio....do you have a link for that site? it dosen't show up on any browser??
NEVERMIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL........found it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ordering now. *hugs*

-Allie


RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

Post Edited (Allison77) : 4/1/2010 3:30:54 PM (GMT-6)


fish1
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 106
   Posted 4/5/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   

you may want to check this out

http://www.ostomyarmor.com/


50 yr old man, Colon Cancer survivor 2005
90 % of colon removed 2005 The rest 2-23-10
Illistomy scheduled for Feb-23-10 Done!
Healing up March 2010
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flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 4/5/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Allie, you go girl!! yeah (and Oscar, enjoy the ride!)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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