I did it! I went on vacation with my ileo. It was no big deal. So nice to be on a flight without UC and the worries THAT always involved. I even went on an off-road 4X4 jeep ride. At first I was really slamming around that poor stoma. Now I know that they really are strong, becasue the seat belt would cut into me pretty darn hard, right on the stoma. It did fine. I eventually put a sweatshirt in between the seatbelt and the little guy, cause I felt sorry for him, getting all baged up like that. LOL. I hiked to some ruins in Sedona, and all the scrambling ovr rocks and stuff was fine, too.
Everything was uneventful, ileostomy-wise. I am so glad to know that traveling is a piece of cake.
As far as Spring Training and Giants Baseball is concerned. BOOOOO! My Giants looked AWFUL. :( So sad.
If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is surely not meant for you.
Jo - UC, total colectomy,ileosotmy on August 24, 2008.