I was thinking what a great resource this site has been for me since I found it. It would have been really helpful, but maybe a bit scary, to have found it BEFORE my ostomy, but that's water under the bridge. But I got thinking about it, and now I'm questioning why doctors and hospitals don't provide this site's contact info to any patient even considering an ostomy today. And how can we change that so potential ostomates can learn about the road ahead for them by getting on here and asking questions BEFORE the docs go chop-chop. How exactly do you get all hospitals to provide their patients specific information, like this website?
I just happened to find this site something like 4 years after my ostomy when I Googled "ostomy forum" or something like that. But I never found it during previous searches.....so I found this site pretty much by pure luck. We need to find a way to make this site available to new or soon to be ostomates......as that's when we really need to comiserate with fellow ostomates. Anybody have any thoughts how we do this?