I have my temp. ileostomy surgery scheduled for april 20th (10 days!). I have a question for some of you old-timers...
I want a vacation!!!!! I am filling out my passport application today for a trip to Cancun at the end of July. I just read a post from someone else who is having an ileostomy surgery in Mid April and is also planning a trip for middle to the end of July.
It is good to hear someone else is planning a vacation so soon after their surgery. I figure I may not be able to take off my shirt as much as the last time I was in Cancun, but I will still be in paradise.
Question for the old timers, Can you still get Montezuma's Revenge (the runs brought on by mexico trips) when you have an ileostomy? if so, can you take imodium like before the ileostomy?
Also, do any of you know if one of those thin, white, A-shirt tank tops (they are often called a wife-beater shirt, I am not trying to offend anyone...sorry) would be adequate to conceal my pouch? It is the perfect kind of shirt to wear on my trip.
any other suggestions for a just turned thirty guy, to conceal his appliance/stoma would be appreciated. I hear you can swim without the pouch on. How long can you sit around without having to put it back on? I suppose it varies from person to person, and then, of course, by what you eat and/or drink. I am just wondering if I could sit by the pool with it off for a period of time, so I can get in and out as I chose.
Any and all responses are welcome, even if they are off topic or you can send direct to my email below.
Post Edited (Glad Bag) : 2/20/2017 5:28:57 PM (GMT-7)