Just wondering what it's like for everyone else with an ostomy, in terms of activities/hobbies/etc that you can no longer enjoy because of your ostomy. I realize the type of ostomy and underlying condition(s) dictate your answer, but I'd still like to know. For me, it's not so much the ostomy itself that curtails many activities I used to do pre-ostomy, it's the fact that I'm now short-gutted and have so much damn output. I'd say what I miss most is spending long lengths of time in the pool/ocean. I still go in both, but don't stay wet for too long, and am always concerned about my barrier's adhesive having issues, especially if I'm sweating. My other biggest issue is contact sports, as being bumped into frequently would not bode well for my poop-filled water balloon stuck to my abs.
So what are you no longer enjoying?.......you never know.....if you list it here someone might have found a way to get around your problem and let you in on the secret. So post away!