How much are your supplies?

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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 9/24/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like I will need surgery. Not sure which. I am interested in hearing how much you guys pay for supplies. They are not too expensive, are they?
27m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
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babygirl10150
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   Posted 9/24/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine are covered under state insurance.

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   Posted 9/25/2009 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Please refer to the lead post "help with ieostomy supplies" for info on supplies. Yes, they can be quite expensive.....Joe

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 9/25/2009 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
here's a recent thread:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=33&m=1571560

Marsky
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   Posted 9/25/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have wondered this question. My surgeon keeps saying I should get an inverted colostomy, that I would irrigate once in each 24 hour time period. Irrigations (giving yourself an enema) take 1 to 2 hours each day and require expensive equipment I was told. Since our insurance is greatly lacking now (extremely high office copays, prescription copays, individual deductibles, ins. balking at covering anything and everything) I can't have surgery. Surgery is out.

But someday I've wondered, if we ever have good or great health insurance again, what these supplies would cost.

Out of pocket expense is what I think most of us are going for here. Since the percentage of members who still have excellent health insurance is drastically going down.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


Shaz032
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   Posted 9/25/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Please do not let him/her give you an inverted colostomy Marsky. Sticky outy stomas for colostomates can still be irrigated and they have the advantage that if they decide not to irrigate or want to go a few days without irrigating they can still wear a bag and there's not so much potential for leakage like there would be if your stoma was flush. Get a stoma that sticks out and get the best of both worlds :)
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Marsky
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   Posted 9/25/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I had one that stuck out, for 8 weeks.

I am avoiding ANY surgery, from ANY surgeon.

No money! No I am sticking with this body, as is, the good and the bad. LOL But thanks.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

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