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   Posted 4/7/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had a deep tissue massage with an ostomy? I wasnt sure if it would affect it. I know I have mesh throughout my abdomin as well due to hernias, so wanted to make sure nothing would come loose.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 4/7/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Typically they don't massage your abdomen during a full body massage. All you need to do is let them know about the ostomy and you can be sure they won't. I get massage regularly and they are good about avoiding any areas you don't want messed with (I had a bruise on my leg from a car accident for example). So just let them know, then relax and enjoy. I can't wait until I'm healed up enough to go back.
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Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD
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