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David Martin
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   Posted 6/12/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
now im doing great im quite use to the bag etc.. and i have a small kit incase i need to change it or empty it. "i keep it and a small backpack.

now my family is going to an amusement park next month and im wondering if it would be ok to ride a roller coaster atleast once or twice while im there. i dont know if having the bag will affect it.

i thought if i empty it and get most of the air out before i get on, that decreases the chance it pops lol...
but i wanted to ask what people think.

please comment
Adam, 15.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a little over three years ago. I no longer have UC. I had surgery may 25.

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   Posted 6/12/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont see why it would matter. Its not like you are riding it naked or anything with the bag rubbing on it directly, at least i hope not! :D
But really, just empty before hand, cause it might put some pressure on you.
You might also take some immodium before hand, so you wont have any output. And BTW, isnt it great to be able to write in your sig, that you dont have UC anymore!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 6/13/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I would think if you feel up to it, why not? I agree to empty first so you have less to worry about. How awesome that you are already contemplating doing fun summer things!
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again
6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease
Lomotil 2 Tsp. (4/day), Flaygl 500 mg (2/day), TPN 14 hrs/day, IV fluids 4 hrs/day, Prednisone 5 mg (1/day), Florinef .05mg (1/day), Culturelle (1/day), Entocort 3 mg (3/day)

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/13/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Go and have a good time :-)

I have found that riding the ones that have the bar that comes down and holds your shoulders is more comfortable than the lap one...but that doesn't mean you cannot ride those (usually the older wooden ones) because they're just as much fun!

Because you are only a few weeks post-op, don't go crazy and ride every one ten times, and it would probably be a good idea to run it by your surgeon, too.

YAY for feeling better

Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey David!
You should be ok to ride a roller coaster! If you're feeling well enough to go to an amusement park, you should be fine to go on a ride :) I work at Disney World and I went on rides around the time you did and I was fine. Like everyone said, empty before, and you'll be great. Have fun! (And enjoy being at a theme park and not worrying where the bathroom is!!!)
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 

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   Posted 6/13/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
go for it. with the lap bars i always make sure that they don't clamp it down super tight, leave an inch or so between the bag and the bar and hang on :)))

oh, and make sure your flanges are all precut, some parks will search & confiscate sissors

Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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