THE COST TO ME
THE COST TO ME.
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 USA
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 UK
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.
B. Withers 2013