working with an illeostomy

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   Posted 4/10/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a question for the group.  I have read that there are many people with illeostomies that lead very successful lives and were able to perform in the same careers that they had before they had the stoma.  My question is, having an illeostomy, does that keep me from serving in the military? i know a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis wasn't enough to keep you from serving but it was on a case by case basis dependent on medications the person was on and severity of uc. 
thanks all
Pancolitis since May of 2005, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis since April of 2006, and Deep Vein Thrombosis November 2006.  I'm a new daddy, new hubby, and new state within the last 10 months.
40mg tapered prednisone, 10mg lexapro, Illeostomy, 50 mg atenolol. 
Knowlege is key to defeating these diseases, you are your best patient advocate.

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   Posted 4/11/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if the rules have changed. But I do remember reading an article about 15 years ago about a Navy fighter pilot who had an ileostomy and was still flying at the time.
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