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Christine1946
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   Posted 2/8/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
     Is there a special ostomy bag to wear under bathing suits?  I read where you just returned from a cruise and am guessing you wore a bathing suit.  I intend to hit the beach this summer!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/8/2011 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine~you don't have to wear a different pouch...just wear a tankini (two piece with a tank top style top). It covers your middle, holds in your pouch and allows for easy emptying :-) The skirt type bottom works well, too!

Beach...Boat...Water Park...the sky is the limit yeah

I am sitting here dreaming of warm weather....it's about 8 degrees outside shocked
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!

Shaz032
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   Posted 2/8/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
In a one piece bathing suit, try getting one with a splash of colour or a pattern over your ostomy site area. That will disguise any slight bulges :) I've worn a one piece suit all my life and no one has ever been able to tell I have a bag.
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC. I had my surgery at 10 years of age.

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esoR
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   Posted 2/8/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
You can order bathing suits from White Rose Collection in England. It's a one piece floral print suit with a piece of material across the inside front of the suit. You drop your pouch down into that pouch then your pouch does not go down the leg of the suit. Rosemary

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/8/2011 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
tankini!!! no one will notice, thats what i wear, i just use a safety pin, on the non bag side, to pin them together so that when i go down teh water slides i dont flash everyone!
you dont need a special suit, just tuck the bag up under the bottom of the suit. if that makes sense. or if you are worried about it falling down, you can tape the pouch up also, but thats kind of annoying unless you are at home, or you can wear a belly band under the suit too. I did that at the water park, i dont really know why i never had before, lol.
i think i still have your email if i do i will email you a pic of the suit i wear and you can see if you can see it or not! also i posted abotu those clothes from old navy, you could wear them as a bathing suit bottom and it comes up high enough that you could wear a bikini top
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Christine1946
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   Posted 2/9/2011 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
     Wow, thanks for the responces!  I did wear my one piece towards the end of last summer but you could see the bulge of the bag.
     Sorry to say, my water park days are over sad .  So are riding the waves on my raft at the Jersey shore.  I did that until well into my 50's.  I was the surfing granny of the area smilewinkgrin .   Because of my extensive use of prednisone I have bad osteoporosis and already suffered three fractures in my spine.  Contemplating Reclast in the near future.  The bone specialist I went to yesterday told me to read all about it but the final decision is mine. smhair    Always somethin.

esoR
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   Posted 2/9/2011 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Christine,

Then there is this book called Saving Our Bones that says that all these marketed bone drugs actually stop the natural regeneration of bone cells, densens what we currently have, then after 10 years we have OLD brittle bone that is dense, rather than less dense but pliable newly regenerated bone that is less likely to break if we fall.

So how the heck are we supposed to make a decision. Since my gut surgery in 2006 that upon review was not needed, done wrong, ended up with all guts scarred in and am lucky to be alive as an ileostomate, I say if something isn't killing me, then I don't deal with it. I have this thyroid goiter that I plan to just keep unless it shuts off my airway. :-)

Rosemary

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/9/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
well i cant find the pics of me, i don't know where they went, photobucket changed and im confused by them, lol. But the bag doesn't show at all in them.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!
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