I did it. I faced the scary pool with my head held high. Actually it was a water park.
No shorts, or skirts needed.
I wore a one-piece swim suit. (as i think the public would not want to see me in a two-piece wearing a two-piece
- sorry, I jsut can't get enough of that joke!) and a two-piece appliance - sensura flex.
All was fine.
I woke up with a tummy ache. It hurt everywhere I touched my abdomen. I felt nauseated, and didn't want to move much, but I had to b/c I had to take care of my daughter anyway. It's so weird to have a tummy ache since I haven't had many after my surgeries-I used to live them daily.
BUT I wasn't going to let that ruin our day.
The weather was beautiful! 90-something degrees.
We had a blast. Elliott loved it and my ostomy behaved. It didn't fill much (maybe b/c I barely ate breakfast, or maybe I had a little blockage....or something, I don't know).
But you couldn't even see it under my suit. And no leaks! I'm even wearing the same wafer I put on last night, but a new bag. I have poison ivy on my legs, and I know people were looking at that and NOT my bag.
I'm so excited to have the first time over with. And I'm looking forward to spending the summer in the water!
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."