I'm still very new to my ostomy (2 weeks post op) so I I don't plan on hitting the cliffs anytime soon but I do have a question. I used to be a very active rock climber before I got sick and ultimately my ostomy. I'm wondering if there is anyone on here who climbs or knows if it's even possible to rock climb with this thing? I haven't tried my harness on yet but I'm pretty sure that the bag sort of sits below the waist strap but I'm a little concerned about causing any problems.
Also I'm an avid mountain biker and was wondering if anyone had any pointers on what type of appliance or accessories I should be using when I get healthy enough to get back on my bike.
I have read that many people are into the same sort of sports as myself, snowboarding, mountain biking, water skiing... I'm basically really into all extreme sports and I'm really hoping that I can get back into with the ostomy.
Back to my original question, I hope that there is someone out there who has done some rock climbing with the ostomy and can give me some pointers.
29 year old male, diagnosed after bad flare in Summer 2005, quickly brought into remission by pred and salofalk. 2 years symptom free after that!!
Currently in a flare since summer 07 - I desperately miss remission!!!
Current Meds: 40mg of prednisone after IV steriods during hospital stay, 4000mg salofalk, calcium supplements, Pantoloc, Buscopan, Clonazopam, Cortenema
Started 100mg Imuran Jan 15/08 - no noticeable effect yet... aside from nausea, vomiting, fatigue...
Started Remicade May 21/08... results yet to be seen, but hopefully this will do the trick..