Posted 11/18/2013 9:00 AM (GMT -7)
This is my kind of subject! :p
I think about this quite often. Sometimes I include zombies, just because.
In my case, I have an ileostomy. I can eke out my current supplies for maybe 3 months if I got the longest possible wear-time out of each bag. Once the bags run out, I am stuffed. Ileostomy output is corrosive and will destroy the skin. You'd be much better off having a colostomy than an ileostomy in a situation like this. However, in the past people used to wear rubber bags which I think were reusable. I want to ask my stoma nurse about ordering a rubber bag, even if she thinks I'm crazy.
If the crisis had happened in the 18 months before surgery, my survival would have depended on being to stockpile Prednisolone. Any other meds would've been a waste of time. Without steroids, I'd have probably flared up and died. But come to think of it, at no point during my 13 years with Crohn's were maintenance meds anything other than a waste of time for me.
So you lot can have the Remicade and the Humira, the azathioprine and the 6MP, and the 5-ASAs: I won't be fighting with you for any of it. I'll be fighting old ladies tooth and nail for the ostomy supplies instead.