Reply to w30bob
I did look to see if I had written any rhymes to suit this topic but the only one that I could find to come anywhere near 'suitable' was about when a stoma plug sometimes comes adrift from the baseblate and it would seem difficult to extract.
A pair of artery forceps does the trick, but I have to be ultra careful not to cause any internal damage while poking around inside the stoma. In such cases, I figured a finger would only push the plug further in. It should be said that dealing with these sorts of issues with a stoma is a damned site easier than dealing with similar issues from anal incontinence and plugs - where there is little chance of seeing what you are doing.
The question reminds me of the ditty we used to sing in my schooldays : The Wookpecker song (sung to dixie).-- For a full version just Google 'The woodpecker song'.
" I put my finger in a woodpeckers hole
the woodpecker said: "God bless my soul,
Take it out!
Take it out!
Anyway--- I hope you enjoy the rhyme below:
I think stoma plugs are great
but that’s because I irrigate.
They are a very useful tool
so I will use them as a rule.
Most of the time the stoma plug
will slide right in and fit quite snug.
then when it does it works quite well
to stem the flood and quell the smell.
Although they’re not a panacea
I think they are a great idea.
They’re not without their problems though
as in these verses I will show.
There were some things that troubled me
when I first plugged my Ostomy.
Because they took me by surprise
and meant I had to compromise.
There has been more than just one day
when plugs from wafers came away.
Then they got stuck way down inside
there their end just seem to hide.
At first I searched the stoma spout
to find a way to get it out.
No doubt it was a quandary
as to how I’d pull it free.
Then as I looked around my shed
I found a tool to use instead.
Some forceps made of stainless steel
transposed it into no big deal.
Now when it happens I’m not scared
for now I know I’m well prepared.
It’s just another job to me
to pluck those plugs from ostomy.
B. Withers 2013