Honestly, don't worry too much about
what to order right now. The ET Nurse will set you up after surgery...sometimes we have to try a few different brands to find the one that works for us. They'll have all brands in the hospital and will work with you and your new stoma for the fit needed. If you need a belt, they will supply one, again we are all different in our post op needs.
You could contact your insurance company to see what their coverage will be based on YOUR insurance plan. They are all different so we cannot really compare one person's to another.
You can go to www.UOAA.org for educational links/info regarding ostomies...it's really helpful! Can you talk to someone, through your doc's office, that has an ostomy? That might help with your nervousness. I meet with patients after surgery and I know that really helps...maybe meeting someone before could be helpful for you?
p.s. there are NO stupid questions
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!