I just renewed my membership in Ostomates and am starting my fourth year here. This transaction led me to reflect a bit on the value of this community to me personally.
I am sure many of you feel, as I do, that we are fortunate to have this supportive resource in our lives. I could write a list of benefits, but you already know them. I'll just say that the access I have to folks here and to their shared experiences and wisdom has made my life richer and me maybe a better person.
I recently learned that another ostomy site is closing down. I would not want to wake up some day and find this site gone too. Membership here over the past three years has doubled for good reason, and I am happy to continue my support.