Going on Holiday - advice needed please

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2much2bear
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   Posted 8/7/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all!
 
Well i am off to Turkey and i can never get hold of my stoma nurse so would please like some advice from my ostomates out there. 
 
Anything i need to know and any tips would be very helpful e.g. flying, swimming food travel etc.
 
I wear convex Welland bags - will i be ok swimming?  I have a special swimsuit i bought with internal pouch to hold the bag secure. 
 
thanks ...xxx
Karen 47 yrs
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection because of partial volvulus resulting in immediate colonic inertia
 
15 JANUARY 2009: scheduled for T/C
12 FEBRUARY 2009 - Re-scheduled T/C- (postponed as the Professor is away)
10 MARCH 2009 - T/C HORRAY FOR A CANCELLATION!
Loop Ileostomy - Due for reversal around June 2009
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
you shoudl be fine swimming. If you get insalt water i found that kind of breaks my seal down faster.
Just be sure you take at least twice as much stuff as you think you might need, and keep some in your carry on and your bag you check. that way in case one of hte bags gets goen you will still have the other.
have fun!

2much2bear
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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
ok thanks for the advice!
Karen - 47 yrs young!
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection because of partial volvulus resulting in immediate colonic inertia
March 2009: Loop Ileostomy - awaiting reversal ..hohum..
 
 


suebear
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   Posted 8/7/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Enjoy Turkey!! I was there last fall and loved it.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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