Can you ride roller coasters with an ostomy?

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flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/29/2011 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
The answer is YES!! Just got back from spending two days at Busch Gardens and rode every coaster (at least twice) and had no problems!! yay! Brought a wafer change just in case and am thankful that I didn't need it.
So, roller coaster junkies... book your tickets and enjoy your summer at the amusement parks!!! yeah
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.

blueglass
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   Posted 6/29/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great, so glad you had a good time. Me, I couldn't ride roller coasters before my surgery! (I get queasy on a merry go round our ferris wheel....)
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/29/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Heck, YES! I've never had a problem on any rides:)

Glad you had a great time!
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!

esoR
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   Posted 6/29/2011 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
So how did you deal with the seat belt that invariably comes right across the stoma?

Or was there like a grab bar that came down over your head and you just hung onto the grab bar?

If it was a seat belt that came right over your stoma, how did your stoma not get hurt?

Thanks for any info, Rosemary

flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/30/2011 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay, Anne! turn

Rose, they had overhead grab bars, so there was nothing touching my stoma. The new rides where your feet dangle are much smoother than the old, wooden roller coasters, so I advise going on them. They don't jerk your head around either, so you don't have to worry about neck or back pain. Just hold on tight and enjoy the ride! shocked
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.

esoR
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   Posted 6/30/2011 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
good glad to hear of the overhead bar and the smoother ride. Good for you. Rosemary
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