Right now I'm looking for a way to cut costs on my ostomy supplies without giving up the quality. The Ontario government apparently gives me $600 per year. I figure the supplies I use now and where I get them from locally will cost about
$3000 a year which leaves me covering $2400 a year. That is a lot for my income of minimum wage.
I use a 2 piece system which I like and works well..
I use a Hollister #14803 convex flange which is the biggest cost at $80 for a box of 5. I use at least 2 of them per week.
I don't even know if I need a convex flange anymore, that's just what they started me out with in the Hospital after my Ileostomy and right now it seems to work well for me but I think I am paying extra for it. My stoma protrudes about
an inch out from my stomach now or atleast pretty close to that
The next biggest think is the filter, drainable, clamp pouches. Hollister #18123 at about
$40 for a box of 10.
Does anybody know where I can get the same products cheaper online or even in-store ?? Preferably Canadian
location but not necessarily.
Or alternatives that are the same ideas with different companies but cost less ?? Please give me a price on what you pay so I have an idea!! Lol
I just afraid to change something that's working for me and doesn't affect my skin. I've read where some products affect other peoples skin/bodies differently..
Post Edited (Dashin) : 11/12/2014 5:09:02 AM (GMT-7)