6 months after my ostomy surgery, I went on a 10-month holiday travelling around South Africa, Europe and Asia. We flew over 55,000 kilometres on 14 different airlines, and as you can imagine went through a lot of airports, security and on many flights! Not once did I have an issue! It was smooth sailing (or should I say pooping!) on the plane and at the airport.
Here are a few of my tips:
At the airport:
Not only did I travel on planes, but trains, automobiles, buses and even an overnight ferry! In my 10 months travelling not once did I have an ostomy related issue or a leak whilst on a plane (or otherwise)! Travelling is one of my most favourite things in the world, and having an ostomy shouldn’t stop you from going on holidays, overseas or having amazing adventures in new exotic destinations around the world!
Finally… relax, enjoy and safe and happy travels!