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Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:48 pm
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I just had a new patch made and had it sewn on my jacket,it says   OSTOMY RIDERS
Im hopeing to start a nationwide awareness that just because we have a bag we cant still do the things we like.I'll be out there advertising everyday.I know of a few riders here on this site and Im sure it will raise awareness.Theres no dues Im sure we have already paid with our lives.
takecare
bikerboy greg
These are the top 5 issues ostomates face:

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 Jun 23, 2012 10:55 pm
Ostomy Riders "Have bags -will travel!"
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:57 am
I ride, been riding for a long time before my ostomy. Still ride with ostomy, why would anyone question that we can't?     Kevin
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:58 pm
I'll proudly wear one of those patches.  How do I get one?
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:18 pm
I've raced bikes before I got my bag, I've raced them with the bag( although my wife wasn't to happy) I had my j pouch reversal three weeks ago and I'm  jus about to buy my self a new r6 to start racing again, let me know where I can get my self one of these patches, I'll wear it with pride
Austen
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:30 pm
Just started riding again thanks to my permanent illeostomy,i want one of these patches please,pm with info!

i had stop riding cause i was always in flare ups cause by chronic u.c. during my time off riding though i concentrated my anger on a 1980 honda cm400a hardtail bobber project and on may 16th of this year i rode her for the first time,was amazing!!
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:44 pm
Thats great i ride a bike also and have an ostomy and play softball,ride a dirt bike for racing and a motor cycle. If u plan on selling them i want one. We can do anything if we have the will. Great Job. Gouch
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:55 pm
Hello, I would wear one, still ride every chance I get!  xoxox
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:45 pm
Hi i would wear one love to ride my bike ( 72 Harley)
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:37 pm
Good for you. I think that is a wonderful idea. I have an ostomy and am looking forward to riding again.
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:16 am
Hi Bikerboy,

I'd love a patch like that too - so - if you are selling them, let me know how to purchase one! Great idea! Good for you!
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:13 pm
Originally I thought maybe I'd get  maybe one reply but this is overwhelming,and totally awesome.I was at a local harley shop where the ladies set up shop and sew patches for bikers.I asked this lady if she could make a patch.It cost me $20 for the patch and $10 to sew it on.I'll see if she wants to make more and I'd just sell them for what I paid plus postage.If there's some one out there that wants to make them and sell them thats fine with me.Im not a business man I just thought it would be neat and never saw  a patch before.
J.J
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:16 pm
I don't ride..but just wanted to pass along that your idea is awesome!!...and I really enjoy your posts in the forum!!...they make me laugh..they are straight up honest....and to the point...thanks for having the courage to just tell it like it is..=)

take care,
J.J
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:59 am
I would wear one of those patches,that cool,but iam nt a biker,but i want one,how do i gt one?
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:35 pm
ok  I found a site that will make the patch so I hope to have them available in the next month,and I will let you know the cost and other questions
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:58 pm
making so Decals with the same logo or emblem you design would be a good idea too and also much less expensive to produce too - those would be nice for people that dont have or always wear a jacket when they ride - and also could be adhered just about anywhere.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:32 pm
thats a good Idea I'll check into getting a bumper sticker idea going,thanx juuust jim
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:52 am
I even have a set of side bags and a rucksack. I might do more things as an ostomate than other "normal" people would do. Besides, having an ostomy is something you can hardly notice in your leathers, but a giant beer belly yes! hahaha
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:59 pm
Hi.
I proudly sit on the back of a Harley. I would Love a patch! Lets us know where we can get them.

And .....I feel so free and "normal" when we are riding. I rarely check to see if the back needs emptying. I never thought I could let it go from my mind for even five minutes. It is the best feeling to just be a passenger and look around. I suggest to anyone to do this.
"G"
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:25 am
Hello Bikerboy,

I am Guadalupe aka "G". I admire your bravery. I've had my ostomy for 3 years now and it saved my life but it took my body and self-esteem. I need to change, so how can I get one of your awsome ostomy riders patch? I don't ride any more but I would put one on my jacket.
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:59 pm

I have a new Ostomy and am using my 2006 Harley as an incentive to keep on working hard to get back to full capacity if not completely normal again. My first ride since the surgery is only a month away! I would wear one of those patches with pride, even if I am able to have a successful reversal in 2017. I will buy one if you can get them made and let us know the procedure to follow.

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