Last year I was hospitalized for three nights due to dehydration related to kidney issues. It's difficult enough to sleep in a hospital bed, but one night I awoke and slowly became aware of a nurse standing over me. She didn't say anything at first. It must have been sometime between midnight and 2 AM. Finally she spoke up: "Can I see your ileostomy?" I must be dreaming, I thought, and turned away from her. I had flashbacks of fifth grade when Prissy Fortallo said to me, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours." Then: "Can I see your ileostomy?" she said again. Now it was getting serious. Sleep interrupted, and not for the usual temperature taking or sleeping pill idiocy. "It's the middle of the night," said I, burying my head in my pillow. Finally the young lady backed away and left the room. I must have fallen back to sleep but eventually, laying there thinking about it, it dawned on me what she wanted. She'd never seen an ileostomy before and was curious. For her, it was just a bit of medical education, as it were. An hour or so later, she came back in just before shift change. Being the accomodating sort, I gave her the thrill of her young life.
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