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   Posted 1/1/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read some concerns about ostomies and flying, well you don't have to worry, when we (my family) went to holland I had no problems at all.
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.

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vette guy
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   Posted 1/2/2009 1:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on about 100 business trips since having an ostomy and was more concerned about being "outed" if they chose to look through my carry on bag where I kept my appliances . I've never had any problems at all!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
haha Vette Guy! I always think the same thing!!

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   Posted 1/4/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I was "outed" ONE time. It was during the time that they were hand searching about every other carry on bag. Yep, the opened my faux cosmetic case and started asking questions. I pulled out a credit card sized medical information card that explained that I had a medical condition called an ostomy and that I would appreciate it if they would be descreet about their search. They immediately took me to a closed room, with glass in the front and continued their search. It wasn't the best of circumstances but WAY better than standing in front of a crowd of people. My DH has a pretty high security clearance so he is used to jumping through ropes all the time. Me, well, I was just prepared. Of course, I totally spaced the thing about carrying on weapons, and they confiscated my good pair of surgical scissors that were in the cosmetic bag!!! That was the only time out of all of my travels that I have been "outed"!!!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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