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    GAMBRILLS, MD 21054

    OFFICERS President: Paul Rossi 410-647-6171

    268 Shakespeare Drive Severna Park, MD 21146

    Vice President Secretary Treasurer Lyn Rowell 410-672-6983 Webmaster: Janice Winters

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS Allyn Mellits Joan Gardner Ginny Gross Stan Baker Sandi Burnett Bob Keller

    OSTOMY ADVISERS: Irene Repka, RN, BS, CWOCN Michelle Perkins, RN, BS.

    We’re on the Web! www.annearundelostomy.com Volume 45 Number 1 October 2017

    Thank you Anne Arundel Medical Center for printing our newsletter.

    Note: Meetings are held at 7:30pm, the first Thursday of each month at the Belcher Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. From the 2nd floor of the parking garage take the entrance into the Belcher Pavilion and once inside take the elevator to the 7th floor and check with the desk for the room number.

    If AA County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, there will be NO MEETING.


    October 5th – Colleen Simpson CWOCN Austin Pharmacy

    November – Dr. Carol Tweed

    “There is a beautiful and an ugly way in which to say almost everything, and happiness depends upon which way we take.”

    Delia Porter

  • The Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Ostomy Association, Inc. (AACOA) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing reassurance and emotional support for people who have had or will have some kind of ostomy surgery, such as a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy (urinary diversion) or a continent procedure. The goal of the AACOA is to provide moral support, information, and education to people with ostomies and their families and friends. Members receive The Rambling Rosebud newsletter monthly. DUES are $15 please make check out to AACOA and mail to AACOA, PO Box 847, Gambrills MD 21054-1454

    Membership Application Please Print

    Full Name _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Last First M.I. Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address Apartment/Unit # _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    City State Zip Code Phone: ( ) Date of Birth: Gender:

    Email Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Reason for surgery: ____ Crohn’s ____Ulcerative Colitis _____ Cancer _____ Other__________________________

    Emergency contact if we are unable to reach you: ______________________________________________________________________ What type of surgery have you had?

    ☐ Colostomy ☐ Urostomy ☐ Spouse/Family Member ☐ Ileostomy ☐ Parent of child with ☐ Other (please specify) How did you hear about us?

    ☐ Internet Search ☐ ET/WOCN Nurse ☐ Other ☐ Hospital ☐ Physician


  • Live Well ❖ Live Independent ❖ Live Active

    TOWSON 6729 York Road

    Baltimore, MD 21212

    Phone: 410-377-5300 Fax: 410-377-5302

    HUNT VALLEY 10757 York Road

    Cockeysville, MD 21030

    Phone: 410-773-0300 Fax: 410-773-0301

    Toll Free: 1-855-AUSTMED

    M-F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Colleen Simpson BSN, RN, CWON

    Did you know that Austin Pharmacy & Medical Supplies is

    now a one- stop -shop for ALL your Medicare needs?

    With the recent competitive bidding complete, Austin

    Pharmacy was granted access to supply Medicare patients with

    wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, support surfaces,

    nebulizers and much more! In addition to our medication,

    diabetic, compression and brace support, we continually strive

    for excellence in providing the most efficient and best quality

    wound, ostomy and continence service in the region.

    To find out more, give us a call!

  • October 2017 The Rambling Rosebud


    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Many thanks to those who have already returned their membership forms. If you want to save a stamp, bring it to the October meeting. We apologize that Dr. Kahan wasn’t at our last meeting. Hopefully we can reschedule for next year. We have been invited by another group to attend their upcoming product fair. It will be on October 5, from 2pm-4pm in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (JHOC), located at 601 North Caroline Street in Baltimore. Go to room 2140- 2150 on the second floor. There is a parking garage on Caroline Street and the group offers parking validation. They are anxious to have others join them because a big attendance means they reps will be happy to come back in the future.


    Items from this newsletter may be reprinted in other ostomy newsletters, provided proper credit is given as to source of material.

    OSTOMY ADVISORS FOR STOMA HELP To consult with one of the ETs below, a physician’s referral is necessary and a fee will be charged. Call for an appointment.



    Jenn Davis, RN, BS, CWON Anne Fischer, RN, BS, CWON Joyce Onken, RN, BS, CWON

    Sarah McClain, RN, BS, CWON Email ostomyRN@aahs.org

    443-481-5508 / 443-481-5177 Private Consultants

    Joan M. Sullivan, MAS, RN, CNA, CWOCN 410-932-7312

    UPCOMING MEETINGS OCTOBER Colleen Simpson – Austin Pharmacy NOVEMBER Dr. Carol Tweed DECEMBER Holiday Party

    The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.


    We have a dedicated group of Ostomy Supply Service Professionals that are committed to keeping you in your active lifestyle. Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment has an attentive staff that cares about your quality of life. Make us your first step in getting back to life as it was meant to be. After all

    “We’ve been here for over 75 years, there must be a reason!”

    Our Ostomy Department provides a full range of comprehensive services and quality products from trusted brands you can rely on.

    WE OFFER: Delivery anywhere in the United States Free delivery available Next day delivery is available Large inventory of ostomy & wound care supplies in stock (we stock an inventory of over 5,000 boxes of supplies) Customized hospital and clinic service plans available

    In-house Medicare and insurance billing specialists Personalized pharmacy/medical supply specialist available Easy ordering by fax, phone, online, or in-person. Toll Free 24 hour hotline Acceptance of all major credit cards

    Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment 6701 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21234 Harford Rd & Northern Parkway www.NorthernPharmacy.com

    SPEAK DIRECTLY TO OUR OSTOMY SUPPLY MANAGER: AARON SACCO Phone: (410) 254 2055 x260 Fax: (443) 740 9297 woc@northernpharmacy.com

  • October 2017 The Rambling Rosebud


    TO REDUCE ACID IN THE URINE To reduce acid in the urine, avoid the over consumption of meat, alcohol, soft drinks, caffeine, coffee, most nuts, eggs, vinegar, sauerkraut, ascorbic acid, pasteurized milk, cheese, and white sugar. Add more ripe fruit, vegetables, soy beans, bean sprouts, water, raw milk, onions, figs, carrots, beets, miso, calcium citrate and vitamin K to your diet. See http://www.enzymedica.com/pdf/pH_Handout.pdf

    Other alkaline foods include almonds, milk, fruits and vegetables (except cranberries), plums, corn and lentils. See http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org/virtual_wc/nutrition_h andbook/nutrition_chemo.htm

    ..the most acidic foods are the junk foods, sugars, artificial sweeteners, coffee, alcohol and white flour…..Ideally, our food intake should be approximately 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. As you reduce acidic foods, you should eat more alkaline foods, for example, fruits and vegetables (especially the non-starchy variety). See http://www.drsalzarulo.com/alkaline-foods- article.html


    Editors Note: August was not a good month for me as I had more than one stomach virus that led to high volume, watery output. The following contains some helpful suggestions for managing output.

    OSTOMY OUTPUT via NV Town Karaya; and Green Bay (WI) News Review

    What to do if your ostomy output becomes thin, watery, or greatly increases in volume: • Never limit your fluid intake in order to thicken the

    drainage, since this can lead to dehydration. Editor’s note - sip liquids SLOWLY – taking a mouthful of water every 3-5 minutes helps you stay hydrated and stops fluid from just rushing through your