Our Support Group Meetings are currently on pause...
Are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7pm to 9pm @ Porter Adventist Hospital, Twin Peaks Room. See address link and below for more details. (Not Held in July, August or December) See dates and topics below.
Please email us here for information and details on the next Ostomy Association of Metro Denver Meeting
Meetings typically are held at Porter Adventist Hospital On the second floor -the original room is Twin Peaks but has changed monthly due to construction. 2525 S Downing Denver, CO
Check this site or call 303-377-4878 (listen to message) for any meeting cancellations due to weather
Ostomy Help Line: 303-377-4878
If you need help with your ostomy or more information about our support group, please call 303-377-4878 and leave a message. One of our volunteers will be in contact with you.
Why come to a meeting?
Quotes from members-
“From the first meeting I went to before my surgery I have been so blessed to meet such open, honest and caring people. People who I can share my worries, concerns & triumphs of my ostomy. I can't imagine going through this journey without all of them. One can't possibly go to a meeting and feel like you don't fit in. Not only does it feel good to go and get advice, but I think it feels even better to go and give to someone just starting out on the journey.”
Tracey Sloan (member)
"One of the most important things that helped me was the magazine for ostomates called The Phoenix, (I was sent home from the hospital with an issue, but too afraid to even open the folder that would tell me of ‘all’ the things that, at that time, were disgusting to me). I didn’t open that folder for over a month after my surgery. When I did open it and begin to read ‘everything’ that was in it, I couldn’t stop, I couldn’t believe all this information was written down, and much of it was exactly what I was feeling! I read that issue of The Phoenix from cover to cover, and then went online to the UOAA. So much information was available to me! I called the local support group, and talked to Steve Johnson, (the President) who took at least 45 minutes of his precious time to talk and share with me. He, too, had a colostomy. Hearing him talk openly of something I was so ashamed of was very comforting. He encouraged me to attend a meeting, and meet others who have also been there and who are currently there. The support group was invaluable to me!
Debbie Conway (member) See her entire article
Several years ago, during a visit with my physician, he asked me, “What kind of exercise are you getting?” I said, “I’m playing on a softball team for guys 45 and over.” To which he replied, “Softball! That’s not exercise….that’s’ a social event!” I couldn’t really argue with him and we both chuckled about it. Not long after this humorous exchange with my doctor, I came down with a very nasty case of Ulcerative Colitis.
Jim Folsom article (member) See his entire article