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   Posted 8/11/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if anyone here does anything very physical.  I plan on playing hockey again ( had my surgery Aug 06 )
 and i'm wondering about taking any sort of hits in the stoma area.  Can it do any damage?  Painful?  I took my kids to the skatepark last week. Borrowed a bike while i was there and started getting into it again. All the time thinking of what could happen if i took a fall. Ya know, other than making a mess.  AHAHAH
  Not sure i want to find out.
Enough with the summer, bring on winter and the Patriots please.

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   Posted 8/11/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
sad end to the pats game last night :( I dont know about hockey but I am a veterinarian assistant and I am hoping to return to wirk in Sept. I had my ostomy surgery in Feb and had it reversed in June. Had I not had complications I would have returned to work and the reversal would have been probably been in Decemer. I had purchased this belt (not the typical belt that most suppliers have) this one covers the whole area and has a hole at the bottom so that you can empty the bag without removing the belt. The site I found it on was go to ostomies then scroll down to the brand Nu Hope. The product is the last one on the page it varies in size and the size allocates the price. Maybe this is something that can help you so it will hold the bag closer to your body (the bag slips between the fabric layers so the bag is not right up against your skin). Hope this helps
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 8/11/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Since our stomas are always protected by air bags, I don't see how it could get hurt! ;)

All kidding aside... that's probably a question you should ask your doctor.

Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.

Pain-free, med-free, and happy to be healthy again :)

Post Edited (flchurchlady) : 8/11/2007 6:08:45 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/11/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
heh Air bag. Wonder if my car insurance would go down if i brought that up.

Yeah, probably should ask my doctor about it, but i really don't want to hear him tell me not to. Most likely i'll try and see what happens. If he tells me not to and i go and get hurt, i don't want to hear " i told ya so".

" You'll shoot your eye out kid"

"Sweet memories
I never thought it would be like this
Reminding me
Just how close I came to missing" - Peart
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006

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   Posted 8/11/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
You should invent a "cup" for your little friend. We'd all buy one, and you'd become a millionaire! tongue

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   Posted 8/11/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
they make guards for them, soemone on here was talkign about buying one, but they weren't impressed. It can get bruised and damaged, but don't you wear padding for hockey anyway? Just maybe wrap something around your stomach to protect it

vette guy
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   Posted 8/14/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Other than sleep on my stomach, there's nothing I don't do that I did before my surgery. In fact, now that I'm painfree I'm much more active than before. Swimming, cycling, softball, tennis are just a few things that I enjoy! Go for it. The only limitations are the ones you conjur up in your mind.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I ride horses and have taken more than one spill from their backs. You fall, and hopefully don't pop the pouch, lol. As far as taking a direct hit, I imagine your stoma will bleed (they bleed very easily), but I can't imagine much damage, at least no more than if you didn't have one.

That's the beauty of an ostomy for me, I can finally do all the things I couldn't do for years.
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade still on Prednisone (my worst enemy), Finally had another surgery hoping for a long remission. 

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