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chelsey
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Joined: Jan 2006

Hi everyone. I'm Chelsey from Ohio. I've had an ileostomy for 4 years. My husband recently retired and we lost our health insurance which paid for my supplies. Where is the best place to order Ostomy supplies that is reasonable? I would appreciate any information.

Thanks, Chelsey

pia123run
Posts: 33
Joined: Jun 2005

My pa has an ileostomy and he has alot of items he does not use. I was going to send them back to the company however,becouse the hospital gave them to my dad as samples the company will not take them back. I was looking for a place to donate them to. I hate to toss them out becouse i know they are expensive. My pa is comfortable with the one he uses and really does not want to use any of the others.Please let me know if you are interested in them and i would be more then happy to send them to you.

chelsey
Posts: 2
Joined: Jan 2006

Hi, I use the ConvaTec 2 piece system and the Eakin Cohesive seals. They work best for me. If you have those I'll pay for shipping. Thanks for answering.

Chelsey

pia123run
Posts: 33
Joined: Jun 2005

Yes, he has convatec surefit Natura size 33-45mm and convatec esteem synergy size 33-45mm they are both 2pc he also has some holister 2pc.If they will work for you let me know my email is Mellafollette@aol.com

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markatger
Posts: 315
Joined: Feb 2005

Hi Chelsey,

So sorry to hear about losing your health insurance. Grrr...makes me so mad the state of things for retirees. Is there any kind of Medicare program that could help you pay for supplies?

I'm sorry I don't personally know much about Medicare or a cheap place to find supplies. But you may be able to contact someone who has this information at the many ostomy support websites out there.

I frequent this one :

http://www.ostomates.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl

There are very knowledgeble and helpful "ostomates" available at that site to possibly provide you with tips on finding low cost supplies.

There are other sites. Try a google search on "ostomy". It will provide you with many support sites.

Best Wishes,
Maria

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