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Gimparoo
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February 22, 2020 1:27 pm  

Hey folks..  been a while since I’ve been here.   :-? 
Life has been a twist of things for me, good and bad.

Just wanted all to know, especially those that use BBraun Ostomy products like myself, they have left the US! I’m hearing through the rumor mill that they had manufacturing issues in the attempt to ramp up production for the high demand here in the US. As well as the change in the plate formula causing downtime to retool... :-(

This line has been a life saver for me, I’ve stocked up for 6 months or so, but I’m definitely bummed in finding this news out.   I have found a supplier out of Canada (SCI), but haven’t found if my insurance will cover or not, and are supplies keeping up with or will it keep up with the demand if the users like me use them for stock??!!    
Anyway...  just reconnecting.   I will be trying several products out to be prepared for replacing my favored 2 piece BBraun ostomy line.

Any suggestions are welcome, I could use the help.  I’m a colostomate, that got used to changing out once a week like clockwork, thanks to this site for the help finding BBraun in the first place! :-D 

Thanks for listening,

Mark


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john68
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February 22, 2020 2:35 pm  

Hi Mark, It’s always unsettling when this happens to a product that serves so well, I really hope you succeed with your insurance. You post will save a lot of users a nasty surprise 


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VeganOstomy
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February 22, 2020 10:26 pm  

@gimparoo

Hey, Mark! Yeah, bad news indeed. I recently learned about this, but it's still a shock. 

If/when you do transition away from their products, please let us know what you end up settling with. 


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