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biloxigirl
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   Posted 3/13/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I know its cold in some places.  But its getting warm here in the south and I was wondering if anyone knows if its alright to swim with a seton?  i don't want it to get infected! 

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 3/13/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have one, and I have the ok from my surgeon to swim with it. I don't think there is really much chance of infection since it has a seton in it. I would be more worried if you had a fistula without a seton where it might be closing and trapping any bacteria that might be in the water. Have fun, and enjoy the warm weaher! We still have snow on the ground! I am so ready for spring!

praying4healing
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   Posted 3/13/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
i've swam with mine and i have 5, don't know if u have 2 wait a certain amount of time tho
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
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sr5599
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   Posted 3/13/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I swam with mine just a couple weeks after insertion.  Swam every weekday last summer (intending to again this summer) and no problems.  Enjoy!  I was a runner for years but with Crohn's, swimming is perfect.  no jarring on the body to test the guts!
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05
--1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone
--tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--waiting to start Tysabri
--single mom to 10-year-old girl


ivy6
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   Posted 3/13/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Check with your doctor first. Your swimability :-) depends on how "clean" your fistula and seton are. If you're discharging a lot, then there's a risk that you'll infect everybody else with your bugs. If your fistula is fairly clean, then you'll have no more impact on public health than a little kid would, pooing in the pool. Lovely thought! Doesn't that do wonders for your self esteem?

I think that you're more likely to get the ok for swimming if you say you'll do it at the beach rather than in a public pool. Anyway, check first, and I hope you'll get the all clear.

I recently got well enough (and approved) to resume swimming myself, and love it... especially as it's so [insert expletive] hot this summer.

Ivy, stuck in a heatwave, with no end in sight...
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praying4healing
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   Posted 3/13/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
ivy thats an interesting point, fistulas are so small one would think the chlorine would kill n e germs that a tiny little fistula could put out. I mean kids pee in the pool all the time lol chlorine can kill that and not a tiny bit of invisible drainage?
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


biloxigirl
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   Posted 3/13/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   

thank you all for the imputs. 

 

june


ivy6
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   Posted 3/13/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayingforhealing, I don't know. I'm just repeating what the doctors told me.

I.
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