But Castro nixed having a colostomy, perhaps out of pride, machismo, or hubris—or some combination of the three.
And, thanks to a host of women posting photos of themselves with their colostomy bags, the condition is shedding its stigma.
colostomy co·los·to·my (kə-lŏs'tə-mē)
Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the colon.
The opening created by such a surgical procedure.