yearly ostomie costs

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awesomeame
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   Posted 11/16/2006 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone, first post in this forum...how much would you say you spend on average per year on ostamie bags and other supplies? thx

--matt
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


vette guy
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   Posted 11/16/2006 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm probably not like most because I change mine at least twice a week. I'm fairly active and I like a new faceplate on especially before an important business meeting. Plus I always use M9 deodorant drops and stoma paste, which can add up. So, to answer your question I spend about $125/month on supplies. I never had the kind of seal that would let me go more than a few days without it loosening up. The extra cost is worth the peace of mind to me. So, after 17 years with an ostomy, I've spent about $25K on supplies. If you figure I change my appliance at least twice a week(usually 3 times), over 17 years is over 1,700 changes!!!

Shaz032
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   Posted 11/17/2006 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I spend about AUS$30 - that's my yearly subscription fee to the Ostomy Association. In Australia we get all our supplies free, thanks to the Government :)
I have had an ileostomy for 30 years now due to UC.
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Smiley Sim
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   Posted 11/17/2006 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Matt,

Im the same as Shaz, I get my supplies for free in the UK. Lucky really because it would work out mega expensive otherwise!!

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awesomeame
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   Posted 11/20/2006 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
ok cool, not as expensive as i was expecting, my insurance only covers $2200/yr so i guess that's enough!

--matt
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


vette guy
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   Posted 11/20/2006 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's cool. Mine doesn't cover it at all.

awesomeame
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   Posted 12/9/2006 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
well turns out people in ontario who have a permanent ileostomy also receive $600/year from the government! not sure if this is just ontario or all of canada, but just an fyi for anyone else

--matt
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


cleo35
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   Posted 2/17/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I order my supplies from a company over the phone (Edgepark) - usually all I pay is the shipping charge. When I look at the invoice they send I'm amazed because the bags alone are $80/box (granted this is not what my insurance pays the co) - I can hardly believe that people w/o insurance would have to pay that - or is Edgepark just a crappy company?

oldcoot
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   Posted 2/18/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
In the Province of Manitona, Canada the Provincial Government covers the full cost of all ostomy supplies for all ostomates residing in the province.
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