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VeganOstomy
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19/12/2017 7:11 am  
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Let's discuss ways to deal with product overload!

You can read my written article about this topic by following the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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john68
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19/12/2017 5:16 pm  

Brilliant, and will be very helpful to new and old ostomates alike.

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Robert
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19/12/2017 6:06 pm  

Good advice you have there Eric . I know it was overwhelming for me and still can be !

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VeganOstomy
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20/12/2017 12:55 pm  

For sure! Especially when you go overboard on samples – I say that as I look at a shelving unit full of supplies that I have to test and review! LOL

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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MayLynda Eads
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07/01/2018 1:17 pm  

I just came home days ago and have no idea what I am doing. It feels like I am going every hour or less causing the use of multiple dags and products. I was happy to see your article and hope to read more.
May


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john68
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07/01/2018 1:55 pm  

Hi May , The early days finding your way round dealing with the stoma and all the products can be very overwhelming. This forum will be a hugh help and post any questions about anything you need help/advice with.

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


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VeganOstomy
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07/01/2018 8:47 pm  

Good luck! Please feel free to check out my other articles and videos. You can also join the community forums if you'd like to connect with other people who've been where you're at.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Karl Steiner
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16/01/2018 3:09 pm  

Eric -- Since receiving my ostomy 21 Dec, you have helped me so so much through your YouTube videos and website. Thank you, thank you!!!


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VeganOstomy
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16/01/2018 3:53 pm  

So glad I could help, Karl. I hope that your recovery has been going well!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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24/03/2018 3:50 pm  

Eric,

Unfortunately I was one of those who was inundated with products. It got to a point emotionally where I thought that I can’t do this. I’m 6 months post op and am just now able to “relax” somewhat about my ileostomy.

Your article was very helpful even at this point of my journey.

Thanks again for your invaluable insight.


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VeganOstomy
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24/03/2018 9:23 pm  

Thanks for sharing that, Kim.

Sometimes, I wonder if the hospital/manufacturers/nurses are doing patients any favors by overloading them with samples they probably won't even need. It certainly seems that way when I speak with new ostomates.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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