I just had my first surgery. I came across this website and looking for some guidance. Where is the best place/cost efficient to buy products? Are there any support groups in Vaughan?
New and seasoned people with ostomies find value in our connection with one another. There are many Ostomy Support Groups across Canada. Ostomy Canada Society chapters, satellites, and peer support groups have been organized, and are meant to provide an opportunity for persons who have had or may have ostomy surgery and their families, partners, caregivers and friends to meet, provide support and understanding and share information. Chapters often invite a health care professional, such as an Enterostomal Therapist Nurse, a physician, pharmacist, or dietician to speak at the chapter meeting. There may also be a presentation from a representative of one of the manufacturers or suppliers of ostomy products.
To find a Support Group near you go to: www.ostomycanada.ca. On top of page you will find the site menu, click on “Support”. At this time a drop down menu will appear, click on “Find Your Local Ostomy Group”, and follow the instructions.
I suggest contacting your local Ostomy Support Group, they will be your best resource for assistance in locating a supplier for your ostomy equipment and products in or near your location. As indicated, you live in Vaughan, therefore I suggest that you contact the Ostomy Toronto Support Group for more in-depth information on local Vaughan suppliers, services, general information. Ostomy Toronto can be contacted by phone (416) 596-7718, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.