Quote Originally Posted by woman from Europe View Post
If English health care is the same as here, they don't make such operations except if the person is sick. And since SCI is not a sickness and the people can have a bowel program, they don't do it. We can't choose, just like we can't choose to have a mitro. I am ready to take my bladder out because I think the destroyed bladder is the reason for all my UTIs, but it is still difficult. The doctors have to find a reason to do it. I have told them for years but I haven't even been to a urologist who is making a stoma yet.
Yes, this is what it is like here too. I'm sure I wouldn't be considered for a colostomy unless there was a strong medical reason for one.