How much do you spend per year?

What annoys you the most about having an ostomy:
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Having to go into any Public Washing - 14.3%
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Feeling insecure about the ostomy attachment - 0.0%
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Clothing fits uncomfortably - 14.3%
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Gas build up and no place to release it. - 14.3%
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Nothing bothers me. Nada - 42.9%
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Just about everything annoys me - It can be better! - 14.3%

 
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Unplugged2
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   Posted 11/8/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,

I'm curious. idea

Putting all insurances aside. Approximately how much would you think you would spend in Ostomy Products per year? TOTAL - Rough guess. Pouches, Flanges and extras like powder and ointments etc? Everything.

I'm asking this favor because I came in contact with a manufacturer that could offer us a much better price at a retail level. From the figures he gave me, we could be wearing very comfortable ostomy flanges and pouches between $300.00 to $400 per year.

So as a comparison I'm curious as to how much you folks spend. Without insurances in the game. However your government grant counts if you get one. I get $600 per year. And I spend $1000.00 approximately each year. That includes the grant.

How about you?

Thanking you in advance,

Lonnie

Shaz032
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   Posted 11/8/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I spend about $25 a year joining the Australian Ostomy Association and get all my supplies and magazines free from them :)
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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Unplugged2
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   Posted 11/8/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Gee! Can I join? But somebody must pay the big ticket. This association must be financed in some form. Government? Alright let's put the association aside then. Now how much would you require to spend?

summerstorm
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   Posted 11/8/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
i think i probably spend about 300 a year after insurance, but i don't have the slightest idea at all how much it is before.

Tom1
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   Posted 11/8/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I just went through my invoices for 2007....in excess of $1,000...but then, I buy a lot of M-9.

Tom1
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   Posted 11/8/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I just went through my invoices for 2007....in excess of $1,000...but then, I buy a lot of M-9.

Shaz032
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   Posted 11/8/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, the government pays for ostomy supplies here. I have no idea how much I'd have to spend if I had to pay for supplies. I don't know the cost of supplies here.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/8/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
If my supplies weren't covered by insurance, I would probably spend about $1,000 a year. Tom, you can find M9 drops on eBay for a good price.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


vette guy
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   Posted 11/9/2008 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance doesn't cover ostomy supplies. So, I spend about $1,500/year.

vette guy
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   Posted 11/9/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Tom1 said...
I just went through my invoices for 2007....in excess of $1,000...but then, I buy a lot of M-9.
Tom- There have been a lot of posts here in regards to M9 drops. Try using Listerine or peroxide instead. After using M9 drops for about 12 years, I took someone's advice here and switched to using mouthwash(the yellow Listerine type). It works just as well, and has saved me a small fortune over the years.
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