Ostomate racing Motocross!?

Am I safe to ride/race motocross again?
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Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/30/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
How's it going everyone...

Alright so my story first.... I'm 20 years old and have been suffering with Ulcerative Colitis for about 3 and a half years.... I had 3 very very bad flares within about 2 years. Down to about 118 pounds at 6 feet tall each time, hospitalized twice and pretty much stuck on the couch or hospital in unbearable pain for 2 months.

This last time I got extremely sick within a span of 5 days, from racing motocross to hospital bed in a week... So I was in the hospital for about 5 days and finally had the surgery (I went into the operating room SMILING!) I was so happy to get this surgery after all the pain i've been through at only 20 years old... it actually caused me to drop to semesters of college classes, pretty much taken over my life for the last 3 years. Since I went into surgery extremely sick (my parents said the surgeon came out shaking his head and smiling saying that was bad... but won't be anymore!) I had a tough recovery but after about 2 weeks I was released home and I've been doing great ever since, I've went from 118 to 145 pounds in about 3 weeks! feeling great and actually went back to work today! Did great, my back just got real sore after about 4 hours working on trucks (I work at Rhino Linings sprayed in bedliners).

Alright, here is my question! I'm VERY VERY much into motocross..... I would hate to have to wait until after I recover from my next surgery to get on the bike again cry I ordered Ostomy Armour last week and it should be here in a week or two, this thing should give me great support and definitely protection! It's killing me going out in my garage and seeing my bike all ready to go! I'm wondering if the movements and working my core so hard on the bike is okay?

What do yall think about me riding/racing again!?
I think it'd be a GREAT motivation for others if all goes well and I can get on a track again as an ostomate!


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20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!

Post Edited (Chevypower1930) : 8/31/2010 3:34:47 PM (GMT-6)


summerstorm
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   Posted 8/30/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
i say, wait a little while longer but after that GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!
Just pad your stomach up good and be prepared for a blow out if you land on something sharp!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/30/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
summerstorm said...
i say, wait a little while longer but after that GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!
Just pad your stomach up good and be prepared for a blow out if you land on something sharp!


Thanks! that's what the ostomy armor's for!!! should protect me well, and yeah I'm going to wait maybe a month from now to try to get on my bike and just ride around a track slow to see how it is and then hopefully going back at it if it feels good!
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/31/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Take is slow but you are young and that might be hard!!! Be careful in the beginning because you did have major surgery and you are healing...but have fun!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

Brian84
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   Posted 8/31/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
That's awsome man! I wouldn't mind doing something like that. Make sure you are all healed up and wear that ostomy armour.
Unfortunately I have had problems with when they removed my rectum/anus and I am unable to sit. Therefor I haven't been able to ride my Kawasaki Zx-6 at all this summer.

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/31/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Brian84 said...
That's awsome man! I wouldn't mind doing something like that. Make sure you are all healed up and wear that ostomy armour.
Unfortunately I have had problems with when they removed my rectum/anus and I am unable to sit. Therefor I haven't been able to ride my Kawasaki Zx-6 at all this summer.


Man sorry to hear that and thanks! I hope i'll be alright, I really don't see how i'm going to get myself to stay off the track until I'm all healed up from my NEXT surgery...

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 8/31/2010 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody else have anymore tips/suggestions/opinions on this?? The Ostomy Armor shipped today and I just want to be as safe as possible and make sure that I'm not going to hurt my insides! I'm not going to be taking any huge jumps or going hard until I feel comfortable, first time out is going to be very tame...

Thanks everyone
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!

Brian84
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   Posted 9/1/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Only other thing I can think of is WEAR YOUR GEAR! which I am sure you do. I feel naked without a minimum of jacket, helmet and gloves.

Shaz032
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   Posted 9/1/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's a pic of an ileostomate friend of mine www.ostomates.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=random&cat=5&pos=-177
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC. I had my surgery at 10 years of age.

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Chevypower1930
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   Posted 9/1/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow that's awesome shaz....

I think some may think I'm riding street bikes but I ride motocross which is a lot more body pounding... just making sure I'm safe with the jolt from landing from a 70-100 foot jump, pounding through whoops, and just the overall banging from the bike..

fish1
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   Posted 9/3/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Good for you I say do what you can! My wife always said "dont over do it" and I say ..how do you know you over did it untill you..well over do it! I spend alot of time in the woods and sweat like crazy, as I am sure you do on the bike. If you do not use a sure seal over your wafer you may consider one. It will also help keep things in place. My surgery was in feb and not one leak!


jtaylor
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   Posted 9/3/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I did some pretty rough mountain snowboarding in Montana last winter with my ostomy and it worked out great. No pain or injuries to speak of (other than really sore legs.) Of course, falling on your stomach in snow is a lot different than falling in hard dirt, so that ostomy armor should come in handy. I say go for it!

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 9/3/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much guys its nice to have atleast some encouraging words! I'm praying all goes well my first time out! And yeah I'll for sure need to pick up some sure seals and the ostomy armor should keep it all in tight and in place too...

Can't wait to get my armor and get out there! I'll for sure be posting pictures.. probably be helpful to thise weary of the surgery seeing an ostomate on a professional motocross track!
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!

Allison77
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   Posted 9/5/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
From one adrenaline freak to another....go for it. Take it easy your first few times out, your tummy will let you know if you've over done it, but do it. I own an automotive shop, do rally's and recently have taken up racing. I too ride sport bikes and LOVE motorcross....and I'm a girl! Do it.

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

Chevypower1930
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   Posted 9/5/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Allison that's awesome and thanks very much... the number one, I guess, depressing thing when I decided and knew I was having the surgery was knowing I wouldn't be able to ride motocross or wakeboard or do all the other adrenaline packed things that pretty much I live for....

I'm hoping I feel good my first time back on the track and all goes well!
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