Meet & talk to fellow OstoMates Support | Friendship | Relationships

Ostomy Memories of Pelicans

Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:45 am
This is a great community. Consider joining.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SIGHTS at the beach are the pelicans. Large birds with huge wingspans, they cruise back and forth along the coastline until their sharp eyes spot fish in the water, at which point they go into a dramatic head-first dive, their large beaks separating as they hit the water and the pouch under the lower beak sweeping up as many fish as possible, disgorging the water, and then it’s meal time. There are eight different species of pelicans; it is the brown pelican that is most common where I live. One of the oddities of this bird is the air sacs within its body that make it especially buoyant in the water. They float high on the surface and paddle with their huge web feet. Perhaps the first verse I ever learned was the one about this marvelous bird:
Oh, what a bird is the pelican / His beak can hold more than his belly can / He can hold in his beak / Enough for a week / I wonder how the hell he can.

These are the top 5 issues ostomates face:

1. Dating and relationships
2. Concealing the pouch
3. Foods to eat and avoid
4. Losing or gaining weight
5. Pouch ballooning

Check out this video from MeetAnOstoMate.
* Please, do not post contact information, personal information or advertising.
All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Currently online: 26    
3 members & 23 visitors