The idea of taking long trips with a stoma can seem daunting. But with a little extra preparation, you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Use the list below to help make packing for your next adventure a little easier.
Although he had developed stomach problems in his late teens, Ryan Decker was otherwise a healthy, active young man. At 26, he was a newlywed, had a great job, and—living in Denver—enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities. From mountain biking and hiking, to running and ATVing, he and his young bride were just starting their journey together. But things were about to change.
"There were so many crazy things to deal with in such a short amount of time. I wondered if I’d be able to ever hike, run, travel or sit in a hot tub again. And what about my job?"