I am enjoying not having had to call my surgeon with any issues lately, and would like to continue my winning streak.
So I will ask y'all: Are there any issues I need to be aware of if planning a flight with a temporary ileostomy? There will likely be a funeral that I need to attend in the upcoming weeks, and I would really like to be able to attend. I am not currently on any meds, and am managing with my stoma/appliance just fine. Prior to my surgery, flying always triggered a flare for me, so just want to make sure that I am in the clear now that I have no colon.
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for '09 to form j-pouch