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The United Ostomy Association is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.
We welcome anybody who has questions about their Ostomy, causes of Ostomy surgeries, skin issues, or any other question or concern. Ostomates come in all ages and gather together to discuss common questions and solutions. We try to have a speaker on a relevant topic, leave time for open or one-on-one confidential discussion, and enjoy refreshments and camaraderie all within a one-hour meeting.
Whether or not you want to join officially, please feel free to attend a meeting. For more information, contact our chapter presidents
We meet the Last Sunday of Each Month 2:00 P.M.
Alan and I look forward to being at this meeting and seeing you again.
Please check back to this site to see if we have a cancellation.
If you have any Ostomy supplies that you are
NOT using PLEASE bring them to the next
meeting or call Sandy or Alan at 662-7639. We are getting a lot of calls from
ostomates that have NO insurance whatsoever.
They would very much appreciate any assistance
we can offer them.
First - Our thanks to Frank Holt, Past President
of our ostomy group, with chairing our meeting last month. There was not
a great deal of snow as it turned out, but our hill is quite treacherous
during snow and ice; and so when we saw snow on the ground, we asked
Frank to chair the meeting, which he (gratefully) accepted. In times
past, (before I ruptured my Achilles tendon) I was able to walk up or
down our hill with very little difficulty, but those times have past and
I'm afraid, I must be careful not to re-injure myself.
But I can't but wonder, Where has Winter gone? My flowers are about to bloom - but please realize that I'm certainly not complaining. So, again, thanks for being there, Frank. So, Alan and I will be at the next meeting, since the weather shouldn't cause a problem for us. I look forward to seeing your friendly faces at our next meeting.
The other thing is that has been a mild winter
so far and we have not had to worry about snow, at least, for our next
meeting. But to remind you - if there is snow or ice, when we have our
meetings, we will probably have to postpone. I don't want to have any of
us who might travel on our roads unnecessarily.
The circle of giving and receiving has continued with ostomy supplies for those in need. Thank you all for your ostomy supply donations. We are doing our best to see that they are going to good homes So, thank you once more for thinking of our organization when the time comes to donate those supplies.
Healthcare is always in transition. So, have you been having trouble getting your ostomy supplies lately? If so, please give us a call to let us know what is going on with your supplies, as we have heard that some others have not been able to get theirs. Call us or come to our meetings to let us know what is going on with your own issues. We are gathering up some information so that we can give the best information about this situation.
Have you been having trouble getting your
ostomy supplies lately? If so, please give us a call to let us know what
is going on with your supplies, as we have heard that some others have
not been able to get theirs. We are gathering up some information so
that we can give the best information about this situation. If you have
not had problems, please happily ignore this note.
|Also, I would
encourage you to subscribe to the Phoenix
magazine, which is published by the United Ostomy Association of America.
If you have been to one of our meetings, you probably saw it there and I highly endorse this publication. It has some great survival stories of other ostomies, tips from nurses on how to live a greater quality of life and of course, advertising for quite a few supplies that help us to live a little easier.
You can go online and subscribe for this fine magazine http://www.phoenixuoaa.org/.
And if you are looking for a support group in your area you can go to
During the past few months, we have been busy with referrals and have
donated some supplies to some who have requested them. By the way,
the same goes for our members, as well. If you do not have insurance
and run out of supplies,
just give me a call at 615-662-7639 & let me know what you need & I will do my best to match them with what has been donated to us.
Looking forward to seeing at our next meeting this Sunday -
Alan and Sandra Ashendorf
488 Saddle Drive
Nashville, TN 37221
VICE-PRESIDENT: Sandra Ashendorf
488 Saddle Drive
Nashville, TN 37221
Sandy Ashendorf, Co-President, happily passes on to Steve Eisen,
our Treasurer, a very generous and greatly appreciated contribution from Hollister.
THANK YOU HOLLISTER
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| Local membership only (by
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