Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ostomies and Hikes

One thing hospitals and surgeries will teach you is to appreciate being outdoors and a health body to take you there.

It's been our absolute JOY to be outside this winter after a spring, summer, and fall cooped up.  Whether it's snowshoeing, hikes, or a walk around town we cannot seem to get enough of the Colorado outdoors.  We have mountain biking in our future plans!

If you are healthy and able, get your butt off the couch and get outside!!  It's way better than your TV.  Amen.  The North Table Loop trail by our home is an easy beginner trail and with gorgeous views.

P.S.  If you have an ostomy, you CAN hike.  Hallelujah!  We simply changed Ryan's equipment the night before to make sure he was fresh, had a small bag with extra supplies for emergencies, packed lots of water, and made sure he was nice and warm.  This hike wasn't far from home in case anything went awry and it was easy enough as to not tire him out.  Ostomies can = LIFE.

Ryan with his ileostomy.  That is an elastic-y band around him to hold his bag in snug to his body.

 Ryan Decker the osto-stud creeping through his transition glasses on the hike

Our view 

Thumbs up shadows

It's us...hey-o!

Harpo being so obedient and "staying".  Doesn't he look tiny on that trail??

Nice photo taking skills husband.  It was a 50 degree hike in December-what a perfect morning.


  1. Look at you two, looking wonderful :) So glad you are feeling well!

    1. The Lord is good-we are glad to see improvement!



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