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nene205
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   Posted 2/16/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
 O.K. So I am a natural born worrier but cannot help it!! If you haven't heard about the economy about to crash, you have been living under a rock.( Although it might be a safe place to be.) It has occurred to me that there might come a time in the near future when ostomy supplies might be hard to obtain or even worse. What kind of plan should we be making? Should we start stock piling supplies or learn how to make our own? My OT nurse told me a story about an older lady from India who immigrated to the US. This poor soul had been making her own supplies for years in India. When she came to the land of "plenty" she refused "new-fangled" bags. Instead she chose to continue making her own supplies.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/16/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   

nene...well I won't be making my own supplies...but if you are really worried, there are reusable pouches out there.  Marlen has some here's the link:

http://www.marlenmfg.com/pdf/tradIleostomy2.pdf

We take great care in choosing our healthcare every year and ALWAYS make sure my docs AND ostomy supplies are covered!  Now this year, I learned to make sure that wound vacs are covered too...long story but I ended up healing three times faster, but I am lighter in the wallet:(


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/16/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
gee thanks, i needed something else to worry about, lol!

but i worry all the time about stuff liek that happening. I worry abotu one of my meds more than anything, its' for somethign else, and if i dont have it its bad.

I was lookign at the history of ostomies and people use to attach rags to their sides, ick
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