1 Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County Ostomy Newsletter Box 3019 Vista, CA 92085. A Newsletter for Ostomates & Caregivers Aug. 2018. Ostomy 101 Classes Events Welcome Back Party Something ((akldjajd;. Sept 28 at 1pm To (info on page 2) Celebrate! By: Dawnette Meredith Something to Celebrate - September 8! Party! Living with an Ostomy is far more than pouches and paste. It's about learning to LIVE with your Ostomy . It's about showering, dressing, going to work, traveling, swimming, surfing or finding a way to do whatever it is you want to We look forward to do! The Ostomy 101 Classes are designed to address the lifestyle issues every ostomate faces.))
2 These free hospital based Ostomy lifestyle Classes , will be held seeing you at our monthly beginning Saturday September 8th in La Jolla, CA. next meeting! Booklets and videos are helpful, but they're no substitute for a real person who's been where you are! That's why Ostomy 101 Classes are facilitated by Sept. 28 @ 1pm real people living vibrantly with an Ostomy . Ostomy nurses from UCSD helped develop the curriculum and XIMED Wound Clinic made it a reality by donating Tri-City Medical Center class space. Classes are specially designed for pre-op and post-op Ostomy 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside patients and their family members &/or care givers.
3 They are non-medical CA lifestyle Classes . Lower Level room AR #1 The development of Ostomy 101 Classes has been a passion of mine since my surgery 2 years ago. The 60 hours I spent in the hospital from check-in, surgery, to check-out, was barely enough time to learn basic Ostomy care. Cont. page 2. I arrived home feeling isolated, overwhelmed and struggling to live with my Ostomy ? I thought, how do I sleep, shower and dress with my Ostomy ? How was I going to manage my Ostomy at work? Would I be able to swim, surf, travel or practice yoga again? What about intimacy and how do I manage all these supplies? A vital part of patient education was missing the day to day LIVING!
4 There are hospital based Classes for people who have hip replacement surgery, diabetes, take statin medications and people recovering from heart surgery where's the class for people living the rest of their lives with an Ostomy ? This was an inequality I set out to resolve. A million people said it couldn't be done for a hundred different reasons, okay maybe not a million, but that's what it felt like. All this poo-pooing (pun intended) was no match for the depth of my compassion for ostomates. Free, monthly Ostomy 101 Classes will begin in September. The intention is to equip Ostomy patients to live abundantly after Ostomy surgery and to also train other leaders to implement Ostomy 101 Classes in their community.
5 For a full class schedule and more information, visit Special thanks to the WOCN's at UCSD, Star Harrison, WOCN, Mary Ann Dilloway, WOCN, Justine Johnson, WOCN, Barb Twombly, WOCN and XIMED Wound Clinic for your pivotal role in making these Classes a reality. Special thanks to the Board Members of the Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County, who not only cheered me on every step of the way, but voted to financially support the class start-up. Dawnette Meredith Ostomy 101 Class Schedule Page 4. Welcome Back Party!! When: Sept 28 at 1pm Where: Tri-City Hospital Cost: FREE. After our two month break for July and August, we're welcoming everyone back with a party at our September meeting.
6 We'll have games, prizes, and plenty of time to catch up with friends! GAMES * PRIZES * FUN. Coming in October! Product Review Beginning at our October 26th meeting, we'll be conducting Ostomy product reviews at every meeting. These will be 2-3 minute Program reviews of new or already adored Ostomy products. We want to hear from you. What would you like to review? A Message from Officers President Leslie Schwartz President: Leslie Schwartz (760) 470-9589. President's Message Vice President: Vacant By Leslie Schwartz Secretary: Ruth Voyzey Dear Fellow Ostomates and Friends, Treasurer: Lou Drexel 760-749-6656. Summer is almost over!
7 I hope everyone is having a good summer and trying to stay as cool as possible in the heat we been having these last few weeks. Please Directors remember that there will not be a meeting in August but we are currently planning the special Welcome Back Val Alley, Tammy Davis, Paulette Frazelle Bash for our September meeting. The celebration will take the entire meeting time and hopefully it will give Dawnette Meredith, Richard Rettig everyone a chance to talk to your fellow ostomates. It will also provide us with the opportunity of updating Leland Russell, Dodie Wilson, Dick Woolsey everyone on some of the outside activities our group is Honorary Board Members supporting.
8 Dr. Dhruvil Gandhi I would like to remind everyone that our 2019 election of Officers and Directors will take place at the October Al Nua meeting. If there is anyone who is interested in investing an extra two hours a month, we would welcome the submission of your name in becoming a Director. If you don't want to be a Director but would be willing, we have a number of small tasks one can handle that would relieve a Director of handling multiple tasks. Please, let us know. General Meeting Schedule June 29. I look forward to seeing you Did you know . at the General Meeting on July No Meeting September 28 at 1:00 pm We have free Ostomy in Assembly Room #1.
9 Aug No Meeting supplies? Respectfully, This group maintains a closet of Sept 28. Leslie Schwartz Ostomy supplies for the un-insured President or under-insured ostomate. If you Welcome Back Bash/Party or someone you know is in need of supplies, please contact us! Oct 26. 760-470-9589 Nov 30. Meeting News Ostomy 101 Class Schedule By Tammy Davis Upcomi Report of 5/25/18 General Meeting Saturdays at 9:30 Total in attendance = 26 Sept. 8 XIMED Building Program = Corstrata Oct. 6 9850 Genesee Ave Members = 17 Guests = 9 Nov. 3 Suite 510. Goodies Provided by: Loretta Taylor & Arturo Dec. 15 La Jolla, CA 92037. Ramirez -2019- Classes are FREE.
10 Raffle / 50/50 Drawing =$ Jan. 12 *PARKING*. Won by Val Alley-who donated it to Bears for Kids Feb. 10 $4 / for 3 hours Coins for Bears = $12. Thank you Loretta Taylor for $17 for her Stomaversary Congrats! Visit for more info. The Money Corner Newly June 1 June 30, 2018. INCOME: $3,870 EXPENSES: $ Certified July 1 -31, 2018 Ostomy INCOME: $35 EXPENSES: $ Visitors JANUARY 1 July 31, 2018. INCOME: $9, At the Ostomy Visitor Training Program held on April 9, at Tri-City Hospital, under the leadership of Richard Rettig, seven members of our EXPENSES: $4, North County Ostomy Support Group were newly certified as Visitors according to the guidelines of United Ostomy Associations of America Board Meeting Schedule (UOAA).