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Author:  Bill P [ October 4th, 2015, 12:36 pm ]
Post subject:  canoeing after surgery

Would like to know if there are other canoeists out there that still do canoe tripping with an urostomy bag. Not quite there yet but probably inevitable. Not a nice topic but I am determind to carry on as before if possible. You can pm or email me if you want or share here.

Author:  recped [ October 4th, 2015, 3:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: canoeing after surgery

FYI - Yesterday was World Ostomy Day.........

I don't have personal experience with an ostomy and my second hand experience is more in the colostomy direction. I have a few comments/suggestions.....

- Often heard statement "an ostomy is for living".

- With some adjustment people with an ostomy can do anything

- Consult with an experienced E.T. Nurse prior to any surgery

- Check the forums at (as with many of these organizations there is much more activity in the USA than at the equivalent Canadian sites)

- While each patient is different there is no specific reason why you can't continue with virtually all activities with an ostomy ... omy-sports

Author:  littleredcanoe [ October 4th, 2015, 4:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: canoeing after surgery ... the-big-x/

you'll need a period of "normalcy" to get used to whatever you have to do.. Then adapt once you know what the routine will be.

Author:  Oldand Fat [ October 5th, 2015, 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: canoeing after surgery

Hi Bill
My brother also Bill has lived with an Ileostomy for over 10 years. He says the only things he can add to the advice already give is.
He has had no trouble with cold weather but he has never tied DF conditions. You should be able and also have a person with you that is able and willing to do "field repairs".
Finally: Considering the alternative , No big deal.
Stay safe
OAF/ Dave

Author:  Les [ October 17th, 2015, 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: canoeing after surgery

I don't know about urostomies but I've had an ilieostomy for just over two years now. There is definately a learning curve involved. After a while I found that I have very few limitations other than the need to keep supplies with you. ie. Don't go somewhere for a week without spare parts. Other than that I am much better off than before and can do everything I did before. Good luck and don't let it get you down.


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