First off........do you get confused when to use "effect" and "affect"? Yeah, me too. So here's how you remember which to use.........."affect" is something that's done to something....like cheating in sports will "affect" who wins. "Effect" is the result of someting that's been "affected".....like the "effect" of cheating in sports is the cheating time will win more. Just thought I'd clear that up. It's just one reason I don't have a smart phone....if I did I'd be on it all day looking up stupid shit like that. Don't worry, you'll completely forget what I said by morning.
Anyway, Mr. Rodgers has taken off his sweater now and is ready to press on. Have you ever eaten anything spicy and had it "sting" your stoma on the way out? I think my stoma is pretty robust, but tonight on the way home from work I stopped at Popeye's and bought 2 of there fantabulous Chicken Sandwiches. One regular and one SPICY! I ate the SPICY one in the car and will eat the regular one later. Well......about 15 or 20 minutes after eating said SPICY sandwich (which is about how fast food goes thru me) it felt like someone was poking me with a red hot stick! If you've ever branded yourself with a hot iron (seemed like a good idea at the time) or grabbed a smoking hot soldering iron (because your brother told you.....aw, let's leave him out of this), then you know how it felt. If you've never done those things than let's just say it HURT LIKE HELL! You smellin' what the Rock is cookin'?
Don't get me wrong, I liked the pain, but it WAS pretty intense! Only lasted 10 minutes or so, but definitely got my attention. I don't recall any other food really having that affect.........oh, caught you......it should be "effect"........I JUST explained that above, the pain is the result of my stoma being "affected" by the spices....errrrrrr........now go back to the beginning and start reading over. Some people! Anyway, for those of you who WERE paying attention.........good catch. As for the pain.......I'll go online later and see if I can tell what type of pepper Popeye uses in their SPICY chicken sandwich. Definitely the best chicken sandwich out there for those who've never tried one. But start with the Regular chicken sandwich and leave the SPICY one for us pros. I order mine without pickle (who the hell puts a pickle on a chicken sandwich???....I got a feeling the owner of Chick-Fil-A (the knuckleheads who started this whole "pickle on a chicken sandwich" bullshit) is probaby related to a pickle farmer....so you know how that goes.
So I'm curious if any of my ostomate buddies ever notice their stomas protesting their eating spicy food. If not I guess it's just me. Story of my life............