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Sky diving with an ostomy

Posted by moonshine, on Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:05 am

I have an ileostotomy........has any one sky dived with a bag? does it blow up with air.....if i did it shoud i bring a change of bags.....some how I think the thrill of the jump is worth the shit i may have to deal with once on the ground

Reply by Bill, on Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:10 am

Hello Moonshine.

GO FOR IT!!

If the worst happens, I'm sure you will not be the only one who has shit themselves at their first sky dive.

Best wishes

Bill

Reply by moonshine, on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:17 pm

omg....never thought of it that way

Reply by NJ Bain, on Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:40 pm

Moonshine,

  That's one of the things on my bucket list.  I would probably make sure that my bag was empty prior to the jump.  I think that the equipment you'll have to put on will be more than adequate to keep the bag in place.  I don't foresee any issues.  Just have fun!!

 

Bain

Reply by moonshine, on Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:52 pm

yea I am a freak about keeping my pouch empty. I have a bidet (toliet wand) at my home to flush it clean. I empty at least every hour. this way i can still wear tight jeans, skirts, leggings etc.......I have learned to adjust

 

you seem like a great guy

Reply by NJ Bain, on Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:08 pm

*Blushes*

I won't say a "great" guy.....just a good guy....*evil grin*

Reply by Angelicamarie, on Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Hey moonshine, take a chance!!! You seem like your courageous we only live once. Were you thinking of doing it soon? Good luck in advance !!! Angelicamarie

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Reply by Past Member, on Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:58 am

That is so cool, about skydiving that is, this is something I want to do someime in my life as well.  Have same concerns about the bag filling up with air.  I know they sell bags with vents in them though, or so I read.  I am a year out wearing a Urostomy bag.

Reply by swede588, on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:43 pm

Hello Moonshine.

 

I have a ostomy bag and gone sky driving  5 times over the last 2 years with out any problems.

 

 

Dennis

Reply by NanceB, on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:07 pm

Take a couple of lomotil to slow down the flow.

Reply by Ella-1, on Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:17 am

Hi, have you considered irrigation? My bag is always empty for upto 2 days 

Reply by gt59, on Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:43 pm

Hi, I haven't skydived since my ileostomy but I have been on several paragliding flights, including one in the Annapurna Range above Pokhara, Nepal.

Can't say I noticed anything different. 

Same when I did a shallow dive on The Barrier Reef.

As long as you feel ok with your bags, I use a Sensura Mio with a Dermacol collar.  They have never let me down.

Reply by Ppilot, on Tue May 01, 2018 9:14 am
I have jumped recently with a colostomy, with no problems. Though its best to be as empty as possible because your bowels are loosened a bit going up then coming down. But yes have some spares for after.
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