I also pay 20% for supplies and it is about $60 a month. Although my supplier is very lenient with payments.
I get 4 boxes of wafers, 2 boxes of bags, a full box of eakin seals, and a thing of sure seals every month.
I only use about 4-5 wafers a month and about 6 bags a month. So I have about 2 full boxes of supplies stacked in my room and a whole drawer full wafer boxes and bag boxes. I have 4 boxes of eakin seals (20 per box) and I've only used 3 seals so far.
Before I found out that my insurance would cover it, I was buying my supplies of ebay which ran me about $60-75 a month.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Takedown surgery - 8/?/2010