Ostomy

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Ostomy Surgery Page. An ostomy is a surgically created opening in your abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave your body. It takes time to become comfortable with an ostomy. Our goal is to connect you with others and provide you with information and support.

Follow the Ostomy page to learn about ostomy care, read experiences of others and find resources for all your ostomy needs. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Mon, Nov 18 5:02pm

Ostomate Runs Fastest Marathon Ever

By Candy-CWOCN RN, @candywocrn

 

Collin Jarvis Marathon

Collin Jarvis, Vice President of Stealth Belt Inc. just ran one of the fastest marathons ever with an ostomy, proving that those with an ostomy have no limits. He recently ran the Edmonton Marathon and finished in third place with a time of 2:27:30.

Collin Jarvis was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013 when he was 21 years old. 8 months after his initial diagnosis, he was forced to undergo emergency surgery to have his large intestine removed and ileostomy placement. After surgery, Collin returned to college to finish his degree and prove to the world that he still had what it takes to compete with some of the highest level distance runners in the country.

We would like to share his inspirational story from the recent issue of Runner’s World. With Collin’s permission, please follow this link to read his story and learn more about his recent marathon.

Runner's World - Collin Jarvis Runs Fastest Marathon

Collin now works with Stealth Belt.  The Stealth Belt is a variety of ostomy belts designed to help you live your life to the fullest.  If you would like to learn more about Collin and his work with Stealth Belt, please visit www.stealthbelt.com

We would love to hear about your challenges and victories. Please share your stories below.

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I have a friend who is experiencing water retention. Has had heart checked and nothing unusual there. Are there others with similar problems.

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@vicrud

I have a friend who is experiencing water retention. Has had heart checked and nothing unusual there. Are there others with similar problems.

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@vicrud, welcome to Connect. Are speaking about water retention with an ostomy?
If yes, you may wish to post your question to the ostomy support group here:

Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ostomy-adapting-to-life-after-colostomy-ileostomy-or-urostomy/

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