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Ostomy Resources & Support

by admin September 23 2014 14:52
Ostomy surgery, whether planned or unexpected, can bring a lot of changes to your life. It can be scary, frustrating and discouraging to try to find the help you need or even to find people that understand exactly what you are going through. In addition to 180 Medical’s team of trained ostomy specialists, there are some great resources available to help you get back to being you, while finding a place of support and community.

Recommended Ostomy Resources

convatec cvt customer interaction center cic logo ConvaTec’s Customer Interaction Center (CIC) It’s hard to get back to your normal life if you can’t find products that work for you and give you a sense of security. The Customer Interaction Center is made up of ConvaTec’s team of certified wound ostomy nurses that are available for your questions and concerns. They specialize in ConvaTec’s ostomy product line and are dedicated to helping you find the products that work the best for you.
Phone: (800) 422-8811, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 7:00PM Eastern Time  

Ostomysecrets

Ostomysecrets is a company created by ostomates for ostomates. They carry specialized underwear and wraps for men, women and children. Their products are specifically designed to provide discreet support and to conceal your ostomy system, giving you a greater measure of confidence and peace of mind. Since the employees of their company have ostomies, they are able to offer support and insight only found with someone who shares your struggles. Their founder, Lisa Becker, asks: “When was the last time you forgot you had an ostomy? For me, it's every time I wear my Ostomysecrets. These undergarments changed my life, and I hope they change yours too. Join me and feel as good as I feel now!” – Lisa Becker, Founder
Website: www.ostomysecrets.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OstomySecrets        
Phone: (877) 613-6246  

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Great Comebacks Program

The Great Comebacks® Program began in 1984 under the leadership of Rolf Benirschke, with support from ConvaTec. It was designed to raise awareness of quality of life issues for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer or other diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery. Today, the Great Comebacks community has spread far beyond its original borders, raising awareness around the globe through inspirational individuals who have chosen to share their stories and offer hope to others facing these diseases and transitioning to life after surgery. 

Website:
www.greatcomebacks.com  


 

Ostomy Inspire

Ostomy Support Groups by Inspire is an online support community for people living with an ostomy. There are many different forums where you can discuss health and lifestyle issues, gain emotional support, inspire and motivate others and see additional ostomy information and resources.
Website:
www.ostomy.inspire.com



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About the Author:

Heather has worked for 180 Medical for almost 2 years and currently holds the title of Ostomy Specialist. She loves being active, trying new things, spending time with family and friends, and playing the piano and the guitar.