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Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:47 am

Ok ...I'm an ileostomy gal for a year now, lost my husband a couple of months after my surgery . I'm owning it ... but I was afraid to go into the ocean . I've only been in my pool once out of fear . Does anyone go in the ocean to swim ? I love the waves ...PS ...I named myself on here Ritz ..I love those crackers !

Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:19 pm

I have been in the ocean many times in Puerto Vallarta. If your bag looks tight on land it will stay tight in the ocean. I use a life jacket, I do not swim much but love to jump in the waves. I use Brava strips for extra security. I also ware a wrap. Go for it have fun.

Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:00 pm

What is a wrap

xnine wrote:

I have been in the ocean many times in Puerto Vallarta. If your bag looks tight on land it will stay tight in the ocean. I use a life jacket, I do not swim much but love to jump in the waves. I use Brava strips for extra security. I also ware a wrap. Go for it have fun.



Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:02 pm

Hello Ritz.  As Xnine says - just go for it and enjoy yourself. What's the worst that can happen?  - Rest assured it's unlikely to happen.

Best wishes

Bill

Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:24 pm

Wrap is a bandeau or tube top. There other things called wraps but that is what I use. Also a tummy sleve from maturnity shops.

Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:52 pm

Hi Ritz,

  Never had any issue with the ocean other than always going to the beach on stupid hot days where I sweat like a pig if I wasn't in the water.  I've had more issues with adhesion (or lack thereof) from perspiration than from being in the pool or ocean.  I have to say that whenever I hear that expression of Bill's....ie "what's the worst that can happen"....I have to laugh.  I have a LOT of stories to tell because of not thinking thru that saying.  But hey......you only live once.....and the stories ARE funny......later on.  Jump in.  

 

later,

bob

Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:58 pm

Hey,

i have a pool in my back yard and get into it all day almost every day in the summer. I do not have any issues with it. I do use a filter cover to help the filter to continue to work. I also cruise and snorkel in the ocean in the Caribbean. I have never had any issues there either. I do not wear anything other than my normal bathing suit. I save one piece suits for home because they are just too hard to get up and down especially once they are wet. Wouldn't a zipper be super at an appropriate place to empty your pouch! I wear either a skirt type bottom or swimming shorts. Both work well. My top is always something with ruffles to hide not only my Ostomy but that little fat roll I tend to get! Lol
Dive right in! Everyone is different so be prepared with extra supplies in case you need them but I have never needed to use mine and even forget to take them with me sometimes.

good Luck,

puppyluv 

Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:03 am

Ritz and tomato 🍅 soup. Yum

Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:01 am
xnine wrote:

Ritz and tomato 🍅 soup. Yum

Funny -very funny ....na

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