Would like to give my supplies to someone in need

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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 11/12/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I had a temp loop illeostomy that was reversed Oct 20th and I am doing great!! The surgery was a few weeks earlier than we had planned, but I'm glad my surgeon did it. I had so many issues with leaking and my stoma coming out by about 2 inches.
I do however have 3 boxes of wafers and 3 boxes of bags that I would love to give to someone who perhaps does not have insurance and can use them. Any suggestions?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 11/12/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
You could give them to your ostomy nurse, who could then give them to someone in need.

My ostomy nurse did that, I know.
51 - male - in North Carolina near Asheville
UC is GONE!! Permanent ilieostomy on July 8th, 2010.
Stoma is named "Sparky".

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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 11/12/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
They never sent me an ostomy nurse!! They sent me a regular nurse who didn't know much about ostomy. It wasn't until I went back to nurse that the hospital said, "Oh, you should have had an ostomy nurse". and by then it was too late.

Good idea though, I'll check with the lady at the hospital.


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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/14/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
you could also donate them to the ostogroup. Their website is www.ostogroup.org its an organization that gives people without insurance their supplies for just the cost of shipping.
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy

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   Posted 11/14/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
JoAnne, I have someone who could use supplies, She has a colostomy and her house caught fire and she has lost everything. She has insurance but they only pay 30% so she has to pay for the rest.  The ostomy center gives her a couple at a time but anything will help I am sure. You can email me at jenw2010@yahoo.com   Thanks

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   Posted 11/16/2010 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   

This is an amazing gift! I know as I'm a new ileostomy patient (hopefully reversible like yours!) without a job or insurance. I know there are programs out there that help but a person with a great heart is a beautiful thing. I hope you found someone worthy to donate them too!

And thanks to betsaronie for the web address! I will be using that for sure!
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