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Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:36 pm
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Hey Friends ...I am still alive after living thru 6 roller coaster rides and 7 haunted houses at Haunt Kings Dominion in Virginia with my family ! No teasing on my frightful photo ... 5 loops and 3 corkscrews at 65 mph and 135 ft within this 2 minute ride picture ! Omg ...11 days left . I've been wizzing around on an electric bike and motorized scooters and hiking looking for bears and deer along the Manassas Lake at my sons house with my most energetic grandkids ...15-13-9 . Well, gotta go ...sleepover night !

I'll survive and NO POPPING my BAG !!!

Ritz

 

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1. Dating and relationships
2. Concealing the pouch
3. Foods to eat and avoid
4. Losing or gaining weight
5. Pouch ballooning

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Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:12 pm

I, would never know if this would work for me....terrified of heights lol. I am in awe of anyone getting on the rides anymore. I am glad you had a great experience. Enjoy your grandchildren. They grow up so quickly.

Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:34 pm

You go girl!!! Woo- hoo! I love the rush of a rollercoaster!!!! Good for you being so brave! So happy you had no issues! You are one crazy Grammie! Have a great time!

😇

Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:46 pm

Way to go Ritz!  You're a braver woman than me!  

 

Terry

Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:01 pm

Looks like you are having a blast! I never really like the roller coaster rides but they are so different now! Not the old rickety wooden things! I always loved the Zipper. Those cages that you can rock till they turn over and over while going around and around. Very few people would get on that ride with me! Haha I would still do it if they had one at the fair. I will have to check. It is coming next week! Yay! 

Enjoy those babies before they get too busy for us old folks! Lol

Puppyluv

Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:22 pm

Ritz, I am glad you did good on the ride. I am like Pup I never cared for roller coasters. Enjoy your visit.

Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:32 pm

Ritz~

Sounds like you're having a blast with your family - and what a rush on the roller coasters!  Enjoy your visit and vacation; check in with us when you have the time. 

Lily17~

Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:25 pm

Looks like so much fun! I'm not an amusement park ride person. My stomach just can't take it.

The ferris wheel, bumper cars, and the merry-go-round are about as dangerous as I get, but I like to see the faces of those brave enough to go for it.

Glad you had fun!

E& I

Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:45 pm

Ritz, 

The motto of our family now is "Building memories".  When we move on from this life we can leave our kids and others with our most prized possessions.  None of which will be more valuable than memories we've made.  

On a lighter note, how did you protect your bag.  I dread getting on a coaster and having the safety bar burst my bag. 

Keep it up, 

SharkFan

Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:19 pm


SharkFan wrote:

Ritz, 

The motto of our family now is "Building memories".  When we move on from this life we can leave our kids and others with our most prized possessions.  None of which will be more valuable than memories we've made.  

On a lighter note, how did you protect your bag.  I dread getting on a coaster and having the safety bar burst my bag. 

Keep it up, 

SharkFan

The bars didn't even touch it . Go for it ...I had so much fun !

Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:23 pm

Hi Ritz,    So glad y o u are having a fabulous time ..   Thanks for keeping us informend..   When I  first had my s urgery  (  I  was 15 )   and there were so many things that I couldn 't do, because I was still recov ering from osteoporosis,   and wearing a back brace..   I h ad to wait nearly a year,   ( Past 16)   to start trying t o do things I'd done as a child..    While my parents weren't really over  protective, they were hesitant to " let me jump back in)...   But I went right back to swimming in the ocean and jumping the waves..   A pool was no problem, b ut I went to a camp for long week ends, and slept dormitory style, and showered w ith everyone else...   I wore a stretch panty and told them I had a hernia...   If anyone guessed, they didn't say..   I went on hikes and campting trips, and just packed extra supplies..    I only had t o change in t he " wilderness once"..  I flew with a friend  , in a single engine plane ( no bathroom) and only once did we  have to land on a grass strip, to find a bathroom for me...Ii could go on and on, with all my first....snorkeling around th eworld, anad on the great barrier reef..    Swimmin in the dead  sea was my only disaster,     The pouch separated from  the wafer,   and it was a mess.   But a good shower, and tape that I always carried, saved the day..   I rarely if ever take supplies with me if  i'm out for t he day..    Just tape..   But as I'm getting older, and my digestion as changed, I'm going to keep a Packet of supplies, in the  car.   When I fly,   all my supplies & medications , are in my carry on, but I keep a   few items in my purse,  just in case I need to change..   The 19   hours to Australia,  can seem endless....but I've done it 7x without a problem ..   So for those of you who  " overthink" what you may need,   try to be practical,   by take what you need, to e ase you concern...    After the ostomy,  that cage door, is really open,  so be like Ritz, and go for t he fun...     Best to everyone...    Marsha

Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:40 pm


Puppyluv56 wrote:

Looks like you are having a blast! I never really like the roller coaster rides but they are so different now! Not the old rickety wooden things! I always loved the Zipper. Those cages that you can rock till they turn over and over while going around and around. Very few people would get on that ride with me! Haha I would still do it if they had one at the fair. I will have to check. It is coming next week! Yay! 

Enjoy those babies before they get too busy for us old folks! Lol

Puppyluv

I think the Zipper was my favorite ride growing up!
My pals post terriifying rides on FB and say "Who would ride this?" I'm always "Me, in a hot second!" Hell, I jump out of airplanes periodically.
I haven't done any of these things post-colostomy, but it's only been 4-1/2 months.
Thanks for letting me know my bag will be safe!

Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:14 am

Good for you Ritz! My last ride on Space Mountain made me so dizzy I'll never do it again! No colostomy issues, just spinning! Have a great time!

Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:16 am

Hey Ritz I love the scarey rides especially the taller one's.. my all-time favourite has to be the waltzer ye ha lol 😂 enjoy the ride Ritz XX

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