While the delivery of stoma supplies is typically reliable, there’s always a possibility that adverse weather conditions, such as ice and snow, could disrupt the timely arrival of your stoma products.

While uncommon, disruptions in the delivery of stoma supplies due to adverse weather conditions can pose challenges for ostomates. In certain situations, weather-related issues may not only delay deliveries, but might also prevent you from being able to personally pick-up your stoma supplies, if this is applicable to you. As a precautionary measure, it could be beneficial to maintain a surplus of your stoma products, ensuring that you have an ample supply in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Having a surplus means keeping an extra stock of stoma products beyond immediate needs, acting as a safety net during unexpected circumstances. Some ostomates often find it beneficial to maintain at least one unopened delivery before placing a new order. This ensures that even in the face of unforeseen events, they have a sufficient level of stoma supplies to sustain them until normal delivery services resume. This can help to provide peace of mind, especially during the winter months when adverse weather is more likely to occur.

It may also be helpful to stay informed about weather forecasts and potential delivery delays during winter season. By being proactive and planning ahead, you can mitigate the impact of unforeseen circumstances and help to reduce stress.