Still waiting for an answer... >.>He also said there is a risk of recurring fisutlas with an ileo and TIES. It's not certain but a risk.
:-( Still very confused by terminology---if I had a total colectomy would I be able to qualify for TIES? He said it is suitable for ileo patients not colectomy.
It is quite confusing at first, tbh. My suggestion would be to google images of colectomy, ileostomy and colectomy because looking at the actual anatomy makes it much clearer in my experience.
If you had a total colectomy you'd be eligible for TIES, yes. I think you're still confusing colectomy with colostomy. They're two different things. Colectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the colon: /www.cancercouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Bowel_2.png
And colostomy is where the end of the colon is brought out through an
opening made in the abdominal wall and then sutured to the stomach to make a new outlet for waste (hence the need to wear bags): www.medindia.net/surgicalprocedures/images/end-colostomy.jpg
An ileostomy is exactly the same a colostomy except it's the end of the ileum, not the colon, which is brought out through a hole in the stomach. I never thought of your financial struggles with Brexit! Oh my. So many people must be feeling medical vulnerability. Is this affecting you now?
Not yet, but I'm worried every day. I know it's pointless worrying about
things which haven't happened yet, but to me the signs don't look good and I'm in a vulnerable position in more ways than one. I'm hoping the NHS will survive the long-term fallout of Brexit, but we have a PM who would sell her own grandmother to stay in power - I doubt she would be above selling off parts of the NHS to her rich chums in exchange for lucrative trade deals. The Tories aren't called The Nasty Party for no reason.
In the meantime, though, my benefits will probably get slashed to nothing before the NHS collapses from lack of funding and terrible policy decisions. I know that I could petition Canada to get the procedure covered in Europe if I can prove that I'm in dire need and have exhausted all my options here. (check!).
Ah okay. If worse comes to the worse, it sounds like Canada will get TIES before America does at any rate.