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What would you do if you couldn't get ostomy supplies???

Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:47 pm
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Two items come to mind .. ....

Cut Throat Razor ... Bathtub full of hot water / cold if no coal available for the fire !!!  ☘😱🤡😱

Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:36 am


Panko wrote:

There are flushable pouches made by Clinimed Welland in the UK & now I’m getting sent flushable wet wipes degradable made from bamboo??

The flushable wet wipes I use are made of plant fiber of some sort. 

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Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:17 am


w30bob wrote:

Oh Mild.......you're gonna try dragging me into my favorite subject again so soon?  But NO......I will resist the temptation.  As I told Leprechaun before I left, and my other Leftie friends........

I’d love to see the video you mentioned 😊

Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:22 am


w30bob wrote:

Oh Mild.......you're gonna try dragging me into my favorite subject again so soon?  But NO......I will resist the temptation.  As I told Leprechaun before I left, and my other Leftie friends........

I’d love to see the video you mentioned 😊

Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:20 pm


kstyle wrote:

I’d love to see the video you mentioned 😊



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Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:50 pm

I am in the UK so fortunately my supplies for both stomas are supplied through the NHS. (Urostomy and Ileostomy). 

If for some unknown reason I end up with none due to a possible error in ordering, or the delivery say. Then I still have some ASDA bags that maybe I could use in an emergency. :)

Joking apart though I would dither if my supplies were not available. 

Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:34 pm

I believe the original question was:

What would you do if you couldn’t get ostomy supplies?

First thing I would do is order a padded toilet seat

Second would be install a large screen (Smarticus) TV with remote control across from the toilet

Third would be start rewatching the  Breaking Bad series

keep smilin’  justbreathe

Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:10 am


AlexT wrote:

Actually, I have about a 6 month supply and my insurance pays for a monthly supply so I just keep adding to my pile. I probably have a year’s worth of bags if I used the ones I don’t really car...

sounds like the UK had to look to see your location.

Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:50 am


Bill wrote:

Hello Bob.

Thank you for posing a very relevant question.  

Here in the UK we get our supplies through the NHS, which makes them free at the point of delivery ( However, we actually pay for them...

Hi Bill,

  Thanks for chiming in!  Maybe I missed it when you talked about making your own baseplates earlier........but what do you use to make them stick to your skin?  That's the part that would seem most critical, as many folks have adhesion issues with barriers on their peristomal skin.  And even if they don't I would  think you wouldn't want to use something that's impossible to remove.  So can you tell us what works.........and what doesn't between your skin and baseplate?  Or does it just stay in place by pressure from your belt?  Very curious about this one. 

;O)

bob

Sun Jul 10, 2022 9:57 am


AlexT wrote:

Did ya see where Biden released oil reserves to sell as our gas prices are at their highest price ever? 👍😁🤦‍♂️

Hi Alex,

  Yeah, I saw it......and it's a sore subject with me working for the Department of Defense.  He's taking from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is there to ensure we have the fuel we need when our military gets into conflict(s).  What he's releasing is a fraction of a percentage of the country's daily petroleum usage, so it's merely political theater and has no impact whatsoever on gas pricing.  But the stupidity is that he's weakening us militarily........which he seems to do repeatedly with aplomb.  Guess we'll just have to stick solar panels and wind turbines on our tanks, jets and humvees.  What an idiot.  

;O)

bob

Update:  President Brandon, who's supposed to be draining our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to supposedly lower our gas prices here in the US has sent 5 million barrels to the EU........and a million barrels to CHINA!!!  No, you can't make this shit up!  Like that's going to somehow lower our gas prices here.  AND our Strategic Petroleum Reserve is now at it's lowest level since 1986.......and he plans on continuing to drain it thru October.  First he leaves a sizeable chunk of our military equipment behind in Afghanistan when he cut and ran.......and now he's depleting our military fuel reserves.  I guess next he'll publish our nuclear launch codes on the internet.  And all you hear from our ridiculously biased media is crickets.  Now just imagine what they'd be saying if the previous President had done even one of these things.  Folks better wake up before it's too late.   ;O)  



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Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:03 am


Justbreathe wrote:

I believe the original question was:

What would you do if you couldn’t get ostomy supplies?

First thing I would do is order a padded toilet seat

Second would be install a large screen (Smartic...

Just........I burst out laughing after reading your post!  Thanks for the laughs!  And yes, maybe the real answer to this question is to re-do the bathroom now, so it's just to my liking.  In case I need to spend a lot of time in there!  You're very smart!!!!

;O)

bob

Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:07 am


kstyle wrote:

I’d love to see the video you mentioned 😊

Hi K,

  Check your private messages......it should be there.  

;O)

bob

Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:15 am


w30bob wrote:

Just........I burst out laughing after reading your post!  Thanks for the laughs!  And yes, maybe the real answer to this question is to re-do the bathroom now, so it's just to my liking.  In ca...

Hahaha…not really so smart - I miserably failed at trying

to “MacGyver” a solution to your question so I realized I’d be doomed to solitary

confinement !

Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:49 am


w30bob wrote:

Hi Bill,

  Thanks for chiming in!  Maybe I missed it when you talked about making your own baseplates earlier........but what do you use to make them stick to your skin?  That's the part that w...

Hello Bob.

My baseplates do not stay sufficiently in place for practical purposes without some sort of adhesion. 

 I was ( and still am) using Hollister 7730 adhesive spray but as they are taking this off the market I've been looking for alternatives.

In the past I have successfully used double-sided carpet tape but this can sometime stick too well. However, it easily becomes dislodged with medical adhesive remover spray. I recently found a double sided tape from Korea called 'sookwang' that is 2.5 inches wide and just right for my needs, It sticks fine for a one-off and then I can just cut another piece to go over the top of the first piece. However, for now I am also still using 7730 because it is more convenient and I have loads to use up. I have contacted 3M to see if they have a medical equivalent to 7730 but they have thus far not replied to my correspondence.

I still have a large supply of artificial skin, which (in theory) should help with adhesion to both my skin and the baseplate, but as yet I have not tried it for this purpose, so watch this space!

Best wishes

Bill 

Axl
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:35 pm


~jo~ wrote:

w30bob wrote:  "The real sad part is the fallacy that green energy will save the planet.  And that's simply not true......it'll actually make it worse.  It's the big lie that just won't be talke...

Hi Jo

I was contemplating writing this but you did it for me .. Well done.

Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:48 pm


w30bob wrote:

Hi Alex,

  Yeah, I saw it......and it's a sore subject with me working for the Department of Defense.  He's taking from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is there to ensure we have the fuel...

Top 10 list of Biden’s accomplishments so far

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LETS GO BRANDON 😁

Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:26 pm


mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

Top 10 list of Biden’s accomplishments so far

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LETS GO BRANDON 😁

😂. Biden did assign a Presidential Emergency Board yesterday, preventing the major transportation crews from going on strike and basically shutting the railroads down, which would of happened this Monday.  So, now this board tries to get the railroads and the unions to agree on a new contract, they have 60 days. If no settlement is done, we can strike after the 60 days. So, Biden did postpone disaster to this country for at least 60 more days. 

Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:28 pm

Eeesh, the possibility of shortages  of ostomy supplies actually never crossed my mind until you brought to our attention. Great, now I just have another damn thing I need to worry about. 

Hmmmm….if the boys on Apollo 13 were able to use duct tape and some DIY ingenuity to save their oxygen supply then I guess I need to get creative as well….ugh

Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:47 pm

Has anyone discovered an organic formula for adhesive removal?

Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:49 pm

Had anyone discovered an organic adhesive remover??

Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:13 am

It would depend on if I already had supplies. ;) ;) :D😁😁

Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:54 am


betsyb wrote:

Had anyone discovered an organic adhesive remover??

Hi Bets,

  Well.........there are "all natural" adhesive removers........but I think searching for one that's "organic" would be a stretch.  The cosmetics industry uses adhesive removers for things like wigs glued to the scalp, etc.  I didn't have time to really look into the number of products, but here's the first one that popped up when I Googled it.  You can surely find more, as the competition in that industry is fierce, and I'm sure the medical industry has a number of products as well.  The second link is for all natural homemade adhesive removers........and there's probably a million more such articles on the web.  So I think the answer to your question is 'yes'......with a dizzying number of products to try or make.  Sounds like you have your work cut out for ya!!  But do let us know what you find!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Safe-Natural-Adhesive-Remover-Safe/dp/B01LWWZ96F

https://www.tipsbulletin.com/homemade-adhesive-remover/

;O)

bob

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