Amusement Park Rides with Ileostomy?

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answers4me2
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   Posted 3/26/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I am taking my kids to six flags in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if it would be safe for me to ride any of the roller coasters with the stoma. I LOVE ROLLER COASTERS!

Any advice would be appreciated, Tracy

stripey
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   Posted 3/26/2011 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on all the rides at universal studios, busch gardens and disney when we went to Florida on holiday and had no problems. Most roller coaster type rides now have over the head bars and if it is a lap bar then all I do is put one hand between my stomach and the bar when they push it down and hold onto that bar there so as now to out too much pressure on the stoma as ride goes round. TBH only ones I have avoided is one in UK where it slowly turns you upside down and it had neck brace bar and very tight lap bar, not good idea to be held upside down for any length of time with 6 dispaced discs in neck, so I gave that a miss. All the rest I'm game for.

Enjoy and have fun, scream if you want to go faster! :)
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

ring of fire74
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   Posted 3/26/2011 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to Thorpe park(england) last week and i had a fantastic time,i went round and round,up and down on coasters the lot with no probs but i did check just to make sure my bag was still intact....If you like fast rides then go to Thorpe park,Stealth and SAW were totally amazing!!!!
leyton

80sChick
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   Posted 3/26/2011 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I work at Disney and live near Universal Studios as well, so I've been roller coastering for just about the whole time I've had my ostomy. Most of them are fine; it's rare that they have a bar or whatever that is near your stoma if they're THAT crazy.

Have a blast!!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

esoR
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   Posted 3/27/2011 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tracey,

That is great. Just do like they said and cup your hand over your stoma in case of a lap bar. I had to do that in a helicopter ride with a tight seat belt. We had to load in fast. They came around and fastened all the belts like lightning speed. Had I not gotten my hand in between my stoma and seat belt I would have been a goner. Gotta act fast and anticipate. But with all that you will have great time. My helicopter ride was only 10 mins over Rio but was fabulous.

Rosemary

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   Posted 3/27/2011 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Have a good time...the safety bars that come down are nicer but either way it shouldn't stop you from having a blast!
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
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!

Tigergirl10
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   Posted 3/27/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
What about the ones that flip you upside down? You think that would cause leaks. Do any of you do waterparks? My fiancees mom has a permanent ileo. She does swim but doesn't like waterparks. She says the slides make her bag come off.

stripey
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   Posted 3/27/2011 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on all roller coaster and theme park rides and also to water parks and discovery cove. No problems with bag at all and def no leaks or bag coming off even when I spent all day in water at discovery cove.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/27/2011 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I love roller coasters and water parks, too, and have never had any problems. Am planning a trip to Discovery Cove this summer to swim with the dolphins. Can't wait! Have a blast at Six Flags!! turn

Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

Christine1946
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   Posted 3/27/2011 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
     You're brave!  I haven't been on a roller coaster since I was 50.
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