I wish you were closer, I live in NW Arkansas, and we have a small ostomy support group. We had a meeting yesterday, and I think there were seven of us total there, four with ostomies, one who had had there ostomy reversed, the spouse of one of the ostomates, and the person who leads the group. Usually we don't discuss what kind of ostomy we have, or have had in my case, but one of our new people, had only had his since around christmas of last year. He had no idea what was available out there, supply wise, and really very much about how to take care of his stoma. He was still using the same type of appliance that he'd come home from the hospital with. I have nothing against the company, but I think people should try different things. One of our members, brought in his "emergency" kit to show what he carries with him all the time. He then gave the new guy a belt to help support his appliance. You're about four hours from me. I know that in October, we'll be meeting on October 4th, at 2pm. If you're interested.