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I want to know the cost to me
having to have an ostomy.
This isn’t just financial cost,
but all the things I must have lost.
The money’s not so wrong I guess,
if you are on the NHS.
For then you get your stuff for free,
at least that’s how it is for me.
But when you’re in the U.S.A.,
then by jove, you have to pay.
With many other countries too,
the cost can be quite high for you.
It might be worthwhile to compare,
all the costs both here and there,
and help those folks in the U.K.
to understand that they’re okay.
If I were there instead of here,
then what’s the cost of all that gear.
I looked upon the internet
to see what costings I could get.
But I found out that it would be
far too many pounds for me.
So I don’t know how people cope,
if I’d their costs I’d lose all hope.
I think that it feels bad enough
with real sad loss of personal stuff.
Some will have an interest in
the fact I’ve lost some intestine.
But they don’t have affinity
with my great loss of dignity.
Or the loss of confidence,
I suffer as a consequence.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
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