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Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:04 pm

Somehow, I ran totally out of wafers! I have everything else, of course. I called to order several boxes. I was told my doctor didn't participate with Medicare. I said, I'll pay cash, just send wafers. No, they won't in your doc isn't associated with your insurance. I told them I don't have a colon, am willing to pay cash for what I need, please send ASAP, & they won't!  Seems like the insurance companies have too much power. I gave them the names of all my doctor's and still they won't send the supplies I am willing to pay for. I NEVER thought something like this could happen!  Believe me, I'll have a lifetime of supplies, so this will never happen again, if I ever get them. Oh, yes, my doctor is a state licensed MEDICAL DOCTOR, so what is the big deal?  Be very careful to not run out of crucial supplies! This is unbelieveable. I wouldn't order the supply if I didn't need it, and why do they care, don't they want a cash sale?  BEWARE!!

Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:18 pm

Another good reason to be apart of a local ostomy support group, Those peeps alway got your back or front, gets confusing with an ostomy. For your local group 🤩

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:44 pm

I buy all my own supplies on eBay, if you have PayPal you can buy them and pay online and they will ship them the same day if you prefer.   

Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:49 pm

Hi Joanmarie,

Maybe if you let us know your wafer size, people can donate some to you if they have the right size? Just a thought. It can get you through until you get situated. Let us know. I'm happy to help if I can and am sure others will as well. Good luck 🍀 

Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:01 pm

You can also ask for free samples from some of the companies. How were you getting them before and what company, maybe try a different company. Best wishes and stay safe

Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:31 pm

Thanks for all the comments.  Lisa at Byram Healthcare asked me why I just didn't keep using the same wafer & needed a box of 10?  Ha!-she knows nothing of the products they sell. If I could use the same wafer, don't you think I would!?  They still wouldn't ship me the item, even though I wanted to pay cash. Some real wrinkles in the system. Or, couldn't I just get a wafer from my doctor?  Gee-I wish it were that simple. Gotta laugh, or I'd cry for sure!


Cplumber wrote:

Another good reason to be apart of a local ostomy support group, Those peeps alway got your back or front, gets confusing with an ostomy. For your local group 🤩

Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:30 pm

docor have to be in thw medicare  group for supplys  can order from edge park  call . look for ostomy supplys may be marks supplys. madicare only pay docter ok poscijuns  supplys  bid big othore  gov                     look on line compony there are xom  places free or low cost bulk rate

Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:30 am

What products do you use? I use Convetec 413161 and have a lot of them I would be glad to share.  

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:11 am

how areu doing with your wafer supplys

Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:08 pm

Supposed to receive them by 8PM tonight. Thanks.

Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:44 pm
joanmarie wrote:

Supposed to receive them by 8PM tonight. Thanks.

So, where did you source them from, Joan?


Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 pm

Byram Healthcare finally came through. 

Tue May 04, 2021 1:11 pm

I would certainly hoard supplies in the future! I do as well as give a lot away. Can not even image not having what I need! 
Glad it worked out for you!


Tue May 04, 2021 6:46 pm

I am glad you got things straight. Like Pup I try to keep a box or two ahead. Best wishes and stay safe

Tue May 04, 2021 8:26 pm

there are plae on line with some supplys  talk to your drug store doctor take care good luck

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