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ministock53
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/5/2005 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok,this is totally new for me.  I use to have one of these long time ago as temporary when i got j-pouch.  But now i have to have these things and i got some questions and hopefully can be answered before i get it done if i do.
I race a real car with a 5 point racing harness. I need to know if I would be allowed to still race and if they can place the bag thing so the belts wont bother it.  Like body shifting, contact, banging around,and things like that.
How does the bag effect your life and what changes does it do in your daily activities.  Also is there a certain diet you have to abide and wat would it be.  
Also what brandnames are the best that is covered by medicare in Ontario.  And how about this burping thing I have heard about and just things like that.
I just want to know everything I possibly can before jumping to this thing.  Thank you so much.mike

Suzy2
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   Posted 12/6/2005 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
 I would have thought it would be ok for you to race again. Once you have given yourself time to heal properly. Wearing a stoma guard would be a good idea though. Not sure if this link will work but I will give it ago anyway. http://www.ostomart.co.uk/ostoshield.htm

I have found that in general having an ostomy has changed my life for the better. Now, I no longer have to worry that I wont make it to the bathroom ontime(I had Ulcerative Colitis before my surgery) As long as I make sure to empty the bag before I go out,then in general I don't have to worry for between 3-5 hours before I will need to empty the bag again. This is different for everyone of course and it depends what you have eaten too. you will get your own routine.My ostomy seems to be most active first thing in the morning until after breakfast and then its much quieter for a while. The worst thing about it in my opinion is having to wake up in the early hours to go to the bathroom. It's strange because although I cant feel anything physicaly I "just know" that I need to empty.

Diet for me is very much the same as it was before. I just have to remember to make sure that I chew everything properly because there is more of a risk of a blockage,especialy with an Ileostomy. You would need to start of with softer foods and then graduely add things to make sure that you are alright with them.

I have heard of people burping the bag but I don't find that I have much of a problem with gas so I don't need to myself. The bag that I use also has a filter in it so maybe thats why I don't have a problem.

I hope that everything works out for you Mike.

Sue
 
Ps, oops, looks like the link doesnt work eyes   You will have to type Ostomart into google and go on an ostomy shield hunt. Sorry


Post Edited (bag lady) : 12/6/2005 4:40:20 PM (GMT-7)


ministock53
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   Posted 12/6/2005 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you sooo much for the information.  I was wondering if you eat like vegtables and pepers and stuff liike that.

Suzy2
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   Posted 12/7/2005 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I do eat vegetables Mike. I even have chinese veg sometimes but I do have to be more careful to chew those properly. I love peppers,especialy raw in salads but again its chew chew chew lol. I did have a partial blockage once. That was my own fault because I had some raw white cabbage in a salad and I know I didnt chew it enough. I have learned my lesson (until the next time lol)

Sue


ministock53
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   Posted 12/8/2005 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey,you guys are great,thank you sooo much for all this info.  I was wondering when u have a blockage,how do u unblock it.  Do you have to go to the docs or something.
And if you get hit in that area,do you feel it and if so does it really hurt.  ANy other info would be great too.

Suzy2
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   Posted 12/9/2005 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Well the best thing to do is to drink lots of water. But if you start to vomit and there is no output whats so ever into the bag then that would be the time to go to hospital. I must admit that I did vomit just the once when I had my blockage but because I was still getting a small amount of output I told my self I would only go to hospital if I was to vomit once more or if the output stopped all together. Mine shifted by its self in the end though thankfully.

I have had my stoma for nearly 3 years now and that is the only time I have had a problem. Just remember that golden rule. "Chew chew chew"

I have never been hit directly in the stoma area(hope i havnt spoken too soon) but I would imagine that it would hurt. On saying that, I suppose there is more of a risk depending on what activities you do. I have read of a guy on another message board and he does all sorts of stuff from Rock climbing to Judo(is that the right word?) and he hasn't had a problem yet. I would say he is the most active person I know of. I don't even know anyone without a stoma that is as active as he is.

Sue


Nathan
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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 8/16/2012 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I know and I'm sorry - old thread resurrection alert. I've been googling.
I'm facing an ileostomy and also take part in motorsport. Funny how I probably have much more important things to worry about but hey-ho...

I was wondering - ministock53 - did you have any issues with bucket seats and 5/6 point harnesses in the end. Any tips you (or any other car nuts) could offer? At the moment I just can't see how the bag (at the very least) would not foul the harness.

Cheers
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