New to Maine, looking for Pharmacy for ostomy supplies

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redsoxfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/15/2006 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone.  I've been a member of the crohn's site and the ostomy site for a while but have been feeling so great that I don't think about those two situations very often anymore.  I know it is bad, but I've been able to live a pretty normal life for the past two years since my 37th and final surgery!!!!
My question is, I just moved to Maine from Western Washington and am looking for a pharmacy that carries ostomy supplies.  I got my last shipment from the one in Washington and they said they didn't mind UPSing it out here but if I can find one out here then if there is ever an emergency I have somewhere I can go. 
Is there anyone from Maine out here?  I live in Windham (20 minutes north of Portland)
Thanks
 

FitzyK23
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 8/15/2006 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!! Welcome to Maine. Im from the Crohns site and do not have an ostomy. I just noticed your post title on the main healingwell board and wanted to say welcome. I live about a half hour north west of Portland between Freeport and Auburn. Have you tried the hospital pharmacy? I have no clue where to lead you but if you call the hospital and need directions somewhere let me know. Like I said, I can be found on the Crohns website.
24 Year old female....recently married!! IBS/D for over 10 years, tentatively diagnosed with CD.... suspected for a very long time.
(its a dumb name for my address but I was annoyed with the concept of myspace at the time)


redsoxfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/15/2006 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, you aren't very far from Windham at all. I had to get a map though because we've only been here about 2 months!! I'll try one of the hospitals and see where that leads me.
Crohns sucks but thankfully when I was diagnosed my mom was (and still is) a GI nurse. I had these symptoms for 5 months, had lost a freakish amount of weight and couldn't even turn my door knob because of the arthritic symptoms I was having. Mom knew right away and drove three hours where I was going to school to pick me up and take me to the doctor she worked for. Thank God for Moms!!!
Diagnosed w/Crohn's in 1998 (21 years old).  Remission initially, until 2001 when I became pregnant.  13 surgeries while pregnant.  Healthy son (almost 5 years old now and I thank God every time he has a healthy BM!!) Since April 2001 have had 37 surgeries, mostly for Abscess/Fistulas. Colon and Rectum removed when son was 8 weeks old.  Other than a chronic wound that wouldn't heal have not had any crohn's symptoms since!!!

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