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glenn.giroir
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I did my highest bag empty to date - 13,150 feet elevation (4008 meters).  After a hearty breakfast this morning, my bag would not wait for me to finish my hike.  Since I am believer in "leave no trace" philosophy, out came the gallon-sized ziplock bag and container that I carry for this purpose.  I emptied into the ziplock bag, sealed the bag, then put the bag into a sealable plastic ziplock container.  Into my backpack it goes, out of sight, out of mind.  I have to admit that I was not always able to be so good about this before my surgery.  Ulcerative Colitis made it pretty much impossible to collect anything that came out of me.  An ostomy is so much easier, so there - another unforeseen advantage of my surgery - environmental friendliness.  I posted my "Ostomy Power." photo.  😆   

Ulcerative Colitis (1995)
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glenn.giroir
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My photo doesn't seem to want to post.  Does anyone know if there is lag time for the photo be reviewed, or I wonder if I am doing someone wrong.  It was a small size (250kb).

 

Ulcerative Colitis (1995)
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Posted by: @glenn-giroir

13,150 feet elevation (4008 meters).

That's incredible. I did a few hikes when I was in Nevada and I definitely could feel the elevation in my breathing.

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My photo doesn't seem to want to post.  

Let me know the file format and resolution. 

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Ostomy Power!

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When you mentioned resolution, I knew my problem immediately!  I got it to work.  Thanks!  I did a lot of high elevation hiking before my surgery.  My last 4 years or so of Ulcerative Colitis before surgery were brutal, and I could not do much hiking, or much of anything, for that matter.  It's nice to slowly work my way back into it.  It's been about 1 and a half years since surgery, and I'm getting there.  I hope to climb a few peaks this summer.  

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Posted by: @glenn-giroir

Ostomy Power!

1623385551-Photo1.jpeg

What a photo! 👍💪

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@glenn-giroir

what an amazing view!!  Also crazy to see snow after suffering with 107 high temps last week. 😂

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Congratulations Glenn!!!!                      That's fabulous!! Awesome picture too! I'm so happy for you! That is such a healthy major accomplishment! Always nice to be on the bright side of such a surgery! WAY TO GO TEACHER!! 

Linda


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My hero. Great picture. Keep doing what you love to do.   ~BOB

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