Riding with bag/s

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hondapartsman
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Riding with bag/s

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:14 pm

HI all,
I'm sure before my cancer op last year I was on here asking if anyone had experience of riding with an ostomy bag, whether colostomy of urostomy. I don't recall getting much feedback on it though, and anyway I sorted it myself and found that I could okay, just have to be aware that I might have stop more often to take care of it all.
Anyway, more developments. I'm not going to go into much detail, unless someone asks, but come the end of September I have to go into hospital again because part of my bilobal left kidney is swollen, the urether leading from that was kinked during the ilean duct operation and basically that's not draining properly and is swollen and going to cause problems if not sorted. It's hoped that it can be sorted without but a last resort might be a Nephrostomy which means a drain tube into the kidney through my back and yet another bag for urine to drain into. I wonder if anyone on here might have experience of that and if they found they could still ride with one. It seems you have to be more careful with one of those than with the ostomy, as sudden movements can cause problems with the drain tube. Like I said, it's a last resort and the surgeon did not talk much about it, it was like an after thought and I didn't think to ask much about it, because I'm hoping it'll not be needed, or if it is be a temporary measure while they work something else out. I suspect that if I was to ask about it I'd be either told they had no idea, or told not to ride, probably because they had no idea. It's just possible someone on here might have had experience, or know of someone who has had something like this done.
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Re: Riding with bag/s

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:25 am

Just an update, in the end they managed to find the way all the way up the ureter, so all is clear and no need for a tube through my back, phew! So one less challenge.
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Re: Riding with bag/s

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:15 pm

Glad to hear that's one thing you've not got to worry about now.
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Re: Riding with bag/s

Unread post by jimmy » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:03 pm

Yea mate, as hooli says, one less thing, and good luck

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Re: Riding with bag/s

Unread post by scotduke » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:12 pm

Good luck HPM

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Re: Riding with bag/s

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:05 am

Thank you, now hopefully onwards and upwards.
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
http://notabikeramotorcyclist.weebly.com/

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