Although I am happy with my current “apparatus “ I tend to be curious about other appliances…mostly outspouts. Occasionally I will request product samples from various companies.
Seems to me these suppliers or someone with nursing degree skills who sports a stoma and has entrepreneurial tendencies could start a new successful business. Develop a company for training folks to become an on-site “Stomafitter Expert”. These well-trained Stomafitters would make house calls to assist in individual home set-ups and most suitable, effective and healthy well-suited fit. This would eliminate months, days and hours of grief and expense to ostimates. Maybe some type of disability insurance to help this cause?
It appears most of us are released from our surgeries and sent home to fend for ourselves. I know I was and have read many similar stories on this site. A “Stomafitter” would be trained in all equipment available, how to use it, and how to fit it properly. These specialists would then be on-call for those in need of assistance - not only new ostomates but those who have experienced many changes over time and now require assistance in proper fitting and appliances to get the ASSignment (so to speak) done. yeah, this could be accomplished thru the internet but would be much more valuable with personal visits. Forgive me, my head is full of strange ideas or maybe possibilities? …time to water the plants…jb