I do abdominals and my bag stays put. I do all kinds of ab work and I have ever had a problem. However, I was biking this week when I felt a "pop" sensation. I had a pair of skin tight pants on so I kept riding my bike hoping that my pants would keep my bag in place and it did great. I rushed to the bathroom and saw that one side of my wafer popped
open and would not stick. I applied some water proof tape (the pink tape) and I went back to my work out. I always carry my "little black bag" with me every where I go...it has my wafer, bag, tape, adhesive removed, sizzors, and Eakin seal...everything I need in an emergency. In my car I keep an extra pair of running shorts and an extra pair of jeans. If I have a little accident, I do not have to worry.
I swim...a lot. I always apply a small mini bag that is closed-ended (no roll system or clip). Then I swim and swim. Now, the tape does come loose when I swim; however, I use my blow dryer to dry it off when I get home and then it sticks just fine again.
As far as exercise...I run 3 times a week , bike at the gym 3 times a week and bike on the road 2 times per week. I find that all of this movement gives me less days to wear my wafer. I do abdominal work a couple times a week and I lift light weights. I do not do heavy lifting because I am still in recovery from my ostomy surgery.
Congratulations on trying to get yourself stronger through exercise. Don't be afraid to have a bag. Just keep some emergency items in your bookbag and go work out! You will be amazed how normal you will feel!
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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