I am distance running (up to 8 miles at once so far--9 this weekend woohoo!) with no need for a hernia belt. I do use an ostomy belt which is just the this strip of elastic that goes around your waist and attaches to each side of the pouch. It just makes me feel a little more secure. I'm appliance shopping at the moment and many of these new pouches I'm getting don't have a way to wear a belt with them which has me a little anxious! We'll see how it goes.
UC dx 2/08
Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD