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Posted by tweetybird, on Wed May 09, 2012 4:56 pm

I know that Convatec will provide a once a year 'destitute' allowance for 6 mos. Go on their website and give them a call if you require assistance with your supplies.

Not sure if you use Convatec, but I have an ileostomy and they have assisted me.

Don't get discouraged when you talk to them... The individual you speak to does not have an ileostomy or colostomy.

Stay positive and know that you are loved....

Reply by franmcg53, on Mon May 14, 2012 10:47 pm
I don't have any insurance either try and I go to Ostomy support meetings and I am able to get free supplies from other members. I'm sure there is a Ostomy support group in your area.

I knew that a guy would dump you for something like that. I don't date (not like I am that young) but I don't even consider it. I get lonely sometimes but I think I will get a cat, they don't care if you have something different about you.
Reply by blueeyes52, on Tue May 15, 2012 12:48 am
Thank you so much for the web site. You know i was married 7 yrs
to my husband well still married but you would think after 7 yrs you
loved each other enough that something like this would not matter
but i guess i was wrong.
I do have a small dog she is my baby girl and grand kids that keep
me busy. It has been 1 yr and 2 months since i my surgery.
Have not been on a date either i'm just about ready to give up
on men....

Reply by Juuust_Jim, on Tue May 15, 2012 2:26 pm
sorry for going "off topic" but after reading the last few replies on Dating I wanted to comment. Ive had my Ostomy for over 15 yrs now, and have been in 3 relationships over that time period -and none of the ladies had a problem with my Pouch -I was the one that did. Then once I saw that they cared about me for whats on the inside -then it no longer was a big issue for me either Ive always told Ladies about it long before we got close enough to start talking about or experienced intimacy, so this way IF they felt uncomfortable about it(hasnt happened yet) -then we could both go our separate ways and things wouldn't be difficult or uncomfortable. My Phylosophy is: If someone couldn't accept me for my Ostomy -then I deserve better!
Reply by franmcg53, on Wed May 16, 2012 7:17 pm
Hi Juuust_Jim:

I have to apologize up front because I am going to sound sexist; but women are usually not as judgmental examples: I remember back in the 70s and there would be men sitting at the workplace cafeteria and rate or comment on all the women that came into the cafeteria. Mostly women don't do that. I remember in the 90s and I was working at a place and we women decided to have a lady's luncheon and a lot of the men were upset about this and we could not figure out why; then my boss at the time said that that it was because we were going to talk about the men. Farthest thing from my mind and from those I talked to.
I have found men to always be extremely critical, my Dad is kind of senile and he is still like that, most of the men I have dated: critical, the examples I listed above. I would love to believe that a man could be open enough to embrace a woman who has a bag, but the past has showed me that most men just don't have it in them.

This is a rhetorical question But would you date someone with an ostomy? Have you talked to your male friends about it? Maybe because you have an ostomy you would be more open to the experience but your friends?

Sorry but that has been my experience
Reply by Juuust_Jim, on Thu May 17, 2012 4:40 pm
Well Honestly -I dont have have any male friends now -and have had very few in the past. I am very old fashioned with my morals and values -especially when it comes to speaking about and treating women with respect and an equal. I refused to go to Bar to drink and especially go to strip joints like a lot of Guys I was friends with in my youth. You are right though in how a vast majority of Men "rate" women openly in public but i dont see a whole lot of difference in that and the way millions of Women lust over those fake Vampires in those Twilight Movies? When I used to be on Facebook, i had Dozens of female friends that drooled over those Guys openly and repeatedly in their comments -and their fictional characters
Reply by blueeyes52, on Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:52 am
Thanks everyone for your suggestions and ideas. I have not lived with the SOB for over a year and 3 months and i still have his med inc. See i use to live in Des monies Iowa with the sob and my med inc was paid 100% But see i moved with my son and his family cuz my daughter in law got promoted in council bluffs. I did not have anywhere to go after coming home from the hospital so had to move with them to Omaha Nebraska and now I'm out of net work for my med inc.

Thanks everyone again

Reply by tweetybird, on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:39 am
Convatec will provide a once a year indigent supply which is pretty much and you can get a lot of supplies 800.422.8811... Also, find out where there is a wound care specialist in your area - usually at a hospital and go in to see them for fitting, advice and recommendations... That help me out a lot.  All the best... Tweety Bird
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