Hearing that your loved one will need a urinary diversion can come as a shock. When they are first told this news, it can be hard to take in what it means, for them and for you.
The clear information and peer-to-peer support that the Urostomy Association provides can be helpful to you as well as to them. You may want to understand what the surgery will be like for them, what life will be like after their operation and how it will affect them longer-term.
On our website you can find information and support for different stages: