Just Keep Swimming – Swimming with a Colostomy

The thought of swimming seems to be something that a lot of ostomates struggle with and, of course, I understand why. It was something I was very worried about but it just sort of happened.

A friend asked me to join her on a trip to an amazing spa close to where we live to celebrate and relax after finishing my cancer treatment, which I leapt at, paid nearly £200 for (I know, but I had just survived cancer, totally deserved it), then went into a complete hyper-melt-down-type-panic over. How on earth I was going to do this with a colostomy?

This was only about 6 months after the surgery that gave me my colostomy and two months after my final bout of chemotherapy had finished, I was still wearing balloon sized clothes. There was no way I could wear a swimming costume – the bag would show through, it would become unstuck and float around the pool, and if that didn’t happen, the large neon sign flashing ‘this girl has a colostomy on’ above my head was bound to give it away!

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6 thoughts on “Just Keep Swimming – Swimming with a Colostomy

  1. Nick….You are so beautiful – Inside and out – Your Mom I’m sure sure was watching and making sure that all would be a-okay! I love you so much and you are so so brave in this journey!!!

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  2. As always I am completely overwhelmed by the articles you are writing about your experiences. It is wonderful to know that if you push the boundary you will keep achieving many wonderful thing.

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