Welcome to the Regina and District Ostomy Society website. If you're like me, you are here because maybe you, or a family member, or friend has just discovered that they are having ostomy surgery. . . or maybe because you have had your ostomy for a while and want to see what is new.
It doesn't matter the reason, we welcome you and are here to help and support you (your family and friends too) in any way we can. Most people have never heard of the word "ostomy" and most of us never talk about our bowels or bladder or urine or stool, it is usually a private and personal matter.
At the Regina and District Ostomy Society, we do talk about urine and stool, bladders and bowels. We are not embarrassed or ashamed. We just had a body part that did not work because of any number of reasons but we ended up with an ostomy.
We invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax and spend some time with us exploring our website.
MISSION STATEMENT The Regina and District Ostomy Society is a non-profit mutual support society for the benefit of people who have had or are about to have intestinal or urinary diversion surgery. We are a chapter of the Ostomy Canada Society. Our purpose is:
- To help people with intestinal and/or urinary diversions to lead full and productive lives and to provide information and emotional support to their families and caregivers.
- To educate the public about intestinal and urinary diversion surgery.
- To provide trained visitors to those who have undergone intestinal and/or urinary diversions, including preoperative and postoperative visits or phone calls, at the request of the physician or enterostomal therapist.
MEETINGS We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., starting in September, at the Community of Christ Church, 4710 8th Avenue (corner of Arthur and 8th). No meetings are held during the months of January, July, and August). Hope to see you there. A map of the meeting location is below: