From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Jan 2000:

Y2K Bug: Your Ostomy Supplies are Safe!

by Mike Leverick, webmaster, Winnipeg (MB) Chapter

There has been much concern over the past few years with the "Y2K Bug." At the Edmonton UOA of Canada conference in August [1999], 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!

Best regards,
Mike Leverick, Ostomy Y2K Specialist

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