Since deciding I will be having a permanent ileostomy later this year, I have been checking out the prices of supplies.
Omiflippingoodness !!! I had no clue they were so expensive. My insurance will pay for 80% but only once my deductible has been met. This year it will be $750, and of course the surgery will take care of that for this year. I am worried about next year, already, and I expect my deductible will then jump to $1000.
I have read many of your posts about Eakin seals, Sure Seals, and Adapt rings. I am planning on needing these because many of you sing their praises when it comes to leaks and longer wear. I fully expect leaks with my body type.
Are these seals generally covered by insurance or just wafers & bags?
If you don't mind sharing, I would like to know:
1. Do you have insurance or are you are on your own?
2. Those with insurance, does a deductible have to be met first?
3. Either way, do you get your supplies from a local pharmacy or order online and if so, from where?
Perhaps this is a little too personal and I shouldn't be asking. I was just totally blown away by the prices on ostomy supplies and am not sure I will be able to afford them.
Thanks for your help, CJ