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VeganOstomy
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November 11, 2014 10:00 am  

Let's discuss what to do with unused ostomy supplies.

For my written article on this topic, please visit the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Jessy
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August 7, 2017 3:21 pm  

I love donating and swapping and giving, it's harder with precuts.
I also like to take one or two to make a nude statue even prettier
;)
#ostomybomb ;)


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VeganOstomy
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August 7, 2017 3:25 pm  

haha! I love that idea!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Veronica
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November 24, 2017 8:08 pm  

I need some colostomy bags please my mum had surgery no insurance I will pay.for shipping.


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VeganOstomy
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November 24, 2017 8:11 pm  

Hi Veronica, this article might help in the short term : https://www.veganostomy.ca/finding-ostomy-supplies-when-stuck/

But depending on where you live, you may be able to get your supplies covered. I suggest contacting your local ostomy chapter to see what options are available for the long term.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Steve
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February 17, 2018 11:18 am  

I have 6 large paper grocery bags full of ostomy supplies to donate to a needy person.


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VeganOstomy
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February 17, 2018 7:12 pm  

Hi Steve,

Please have a look at the article and decide which option to donate works best for you.

If you live in the US, you should have no trouble finding an organization that will take them.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Dan Beit-Halahmi
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April 30, 2018 6:36 pm  

I ordered by error mini bags, which I can not use, being I would fill them up in just a couple of hours. I took the box with me to my Ostomy nurse, thinking they might be able to use them, but she told me she would send it to a place that gives them to needy people with no insurance. I would try and find out the name of this place for everyone here.


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VeganOstomy
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April 30, 2018 11:16 pm  

Yes, if it's not already on the list, I'd love to know where your nurse sends them.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Sasquatch
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May 1, 2018 7:26 am  
Posted by: Jessy

I love donating and swapping and giving, it's harder with precuts.
I also like to take one or two to make a nude statue even prettier
;)
#ostomybomb ;)

LOL, I thought this was hilarious.  The first thing that popped into my head when I read it was Peyton Manning's statue out side of the stadium in Indianapolis! 

UC since 2002, subtotal colectomy Dec. 2016, proctolectomy Nov. 2018.


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Cindi
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October 16, 2018 10:06 pm  

Do you still have the supplies


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Kathy Jones
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October 17, 2018 5:30 pm  

I had way too many wafers so I donated them to a local hospital. Now each month I had a few extra boxes of bags some powder and wafers. Hopefully my insurance will not be any wiser. Sorry I do not want to leave my name for obvious reasons


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karenlee
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October 21, 2018 10:20 am  

I have donated some supplies to my local Men's Mission. They were thrilled. 


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