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Free Hollister ostomy supplies

steve g
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I have 22 boxes ( 5 to a box) of Hollister New Image #14708 Pre cut 1-1/2 wafers. I will ship these to anyone who has to pay for their supplies, just can't stand to throw them out with the trash. I now use a smaller size, probably hsve extra bags also, wife is getting ready to move into our new house and is in the process of eliminating. Steve

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pluckey
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Joined: Jul 2009

and here are some places you can donate

http://www.fowusa.org/newsite/page.php?page=home

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maglets
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Joined: Jun 2006

steve ...fortunately I do not need your supplies but I just wanted to say....thank you for bothering....it would have been easier for you to just dump the supplies....but maybe someone here could really use them

thanks

mags

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TMac52
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Hi Steve,
I use a different brand but just wanted to say your a good man!!! These supplies are expensive. Happy New Year!!
Tom

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Annabelle41415
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Joined: Feb 2009

You are so generous about giving those all away. Please also contact your local Ostomy support group. They are wonderful people as they have given me much support. Thanks for thinking of the less fortunate. God Bless!

Kim

steve g
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Joined: Dec 2008

I checked with the local V.A. Hospital thinking it would help some young Vet but was told they do not accept used medical supplies. Each are in a sealed pouch but are still considered used. Thought someone on this board that has to buy their own or copay could use them rather than donate them to be shipped to another country.
A personal story of donating in a foreign country, in 1999 after 3 previous vists on my own sail boat to Cuba, took up a collection of clothing, personal use items and candy from my neighbors to donate to kids in a orphanage that we had visited. This was all new stuff, not someone elses hand me down and I filled the aft stateroom of a 44 ft. so there was a lot. Upon arrival at Cuban Customs( Marina Hemmingway) I was told that I could only bring in $100 in value to distribute personally everything else must go to the government I'm sure I provided Christmas for those who confiscated it. ....Steve

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Doc_Hawk
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You're truly a wonderful person to offer these items. Like others, I don't need them

Your story about wanting to donate things to Cuban orphans reminds me of when I came back from the Grenada Invasion in 1983. I was a newlywed at the time and my wife and I were trying very hard to have a baby. Little did I know at the time, but she was about 3 months pregnant. Wanting to hand out some good cigars if/when we did have a baby, I brought back 2 cases of Cuban cohibas. No one told us what was legal to bring back and what wasn't, so upon arrival back at my base, I was promptly arrested for smuggling contraband material. The charges were dropped later when the evidence was destroyed in a series of small fires.

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Kerry S
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I called my radiation nurse buddy at our local country hospital. She has a nurse buddy that takes care of all the stoma folks in this area. We have a lot of poor folks in this area. She said yes bring them in. So we boxed it all up and took it to her. I was glad to get them out of here and know they would be used.

Kerry

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tesslee
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Joined: Apr 2010

takes them and distributes to those in need. i have donated my supplies to them.

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plh4gail
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I think it's wonderful you thought of us. I'm also so glad we are able to not need them. I have a box of supplies that I am going to give to the home health nurse that did my care after surgery. She knows the people that need this kind of thing.

Gail

djm_2010
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Joined: Dec 2010

Hello Steve,
Good afternoon.! Do you still have those free ostomy supplies. I live in the Philippines and there are no hollister products available here and those ostomy supplies are very expensive here. I have a brother living at Florida and he can ship those supplies here to me. I'm 45 y, female and been dx with rectal cancer and had my Operation last nov 11 , 2010. I'm still adjusting to my colostomy and still have a hard time accepting my condition but I know I have to because this is for my entire lifetime. How about you, if you don't mind me asking, did you also had a hard time adjusting. Colostomy supplies here in the Philippines are very costly and hard to find. Thank you very much...

steve g
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Joined: Dec 2008

DJM; Yes I still have them and live in North Florida so it's no problem to ship them to your brother. Have him E-mail me his address (snpglenn@aol.com). I can relate to difficulty accepting a colostomy, I was 68 and had never spent a night in the hospital untill this. It's been over 2 years and now it is just another routine but it took awhile to accept it. I was scheduled to have post surgery chemo (folfox) and took one treatment, deceided I would rather have quality than quanity and quit, so far all yearly scans are clear. Still have my port and will probably keep it for another year just in case. I did have a little depression after the operation and had to work thru that, no pills just projects to get my mind off cancer.
Wish you the best.......Steve

djm_2010
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Joined: Dec 2010

Dear Steve, thank you very much for your kindness and and inspiring words. Thanks also for the hollister ostomy supplies, they are so much a Godsend and blessing to me.. Im currently having my 2nd cycle of chemotherapy now and I'm praying hard to be able to go thru my nxt 6 sessions. I'm on xelox therapy. I forwarded your email address to my brother and he will e mail you asap. You can call me Dina. Thanks2 so much! Let's all live a meaningful and happy life. Godbless you! If you have any messages for me my email is dina_mendoza2003@yahoo.com.

djm_2010
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Joined: Dec 2010

Dear Steve, thank you very much for your kindness and and inspiring words. Thanks also for the hollister ostomy supplies, they are so much a Godsend and blessing to me.. Im currently having my 2nd cycle of chemotherapy now and I'm praying hard to be able to go thru my nxt 6 sessions. I'm on xelox therapy. I forwarded your email address to my brother and he will e mail you asap. You can call me Dina. Thanks2 so much! Let's all live a meaningful and happy life. Godbless you! If you have any messages for me my email is dina_mendoza2003@yahoo.com.

nurse-nav1
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Joined: Sep 2011

I am going to check with my patient tomorrow to see if the size you have to offer will work for him. He has no money and unable to buy further supplies. Thank you SOOO much for your offer.

nurse-nav1
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Joined: Sep 2011

Steve, I know it has been several months since you post offering ostomy supplies. Do you still have them? I have a patient who could really use them. Thanks

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Buzzard
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I use Hollister disposable pouch and Flextend wafer...I am fixing to order again. I have mine precut but do have several that I first ordered and they are not cut so they may work better for he/she.........I don't know how many I can send but if you will pm me a place to send them (doesn't matter where) I will get them out to whomever is in need........buzz

and seeing the ole coot brings back memories.....kinda bittersweet, makes me smile thinking of him sneaking a smoke or cooking bacon, or just being his ornery self...(sigh) I miss my buddy...

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araceliflores
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Hi my name is Araceli. Today I joined this page looking forward to get some help. On september 20, 2012. I went to the emergency room and end up having surgery because they discover colon cancer. That is also the reason why I have a colodtomy surgery. I am not elegible for medicaid which makes it difficult because I cannot afford my supply. I need HELP immediately with suplies. I just have a few left. My family and friends cannot help because the majority don't live in the United States. Please HELP me deeply appreciate.

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Lovekitties
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This thread is almost 2 years old.

If you are in the USA contact this web site for free supplies:

http://www.ostogroup.org/

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araceliflores
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Yes I live in Florida. Thank you for your help. I would contact them.

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araceliflores
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Hi my name is Araceli. Today I joined this page looking forward to get some help. On september 20, 2012. I went to the emergency room and end up having surgery because they discover colon cancer. That is also the reason why I have a colodtomy surgery. I am not elegible for medicaid which makes it difficult because I cannot afford my supply. I need HELP immediately with suplies. I just have a few left. My family and friends cannot help because the majority don't live in the United States. Please HELP me deeply appreciate.

steve g
Posts: 55
Joined: Dec 2008

E-mail me snpglenn@aol.com

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