There has been much concern over the past few years with the "Y2K Bug." At the Edmonton UOA of Canada conference in August , I had a mission: To make sure that our ostomy supplies would be safe at midnight on December 31, 1999.
Visions of ostomates' millennium celebrations being destroyed by non-Y2K compliant appliances had been haunting me for months! I often awoke in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. My nightmare? Ostomy appliances the world over failing as the clock struck midnight at the dawn of the new millennium. Auld Lang Syne ringing in my ears and a warm wet feeling seeping down my leg.
I sought out senior executives from all the major ostomy manufacturers and they unanimously told me that our supplies are Y2K compliant! So, have a happy new year. Your appliances will survive into the year 2000!
Mike Leverick, Ostomy Y2K Specialist