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Ostomy Memories of Dreaded Temptation


SOMETIMES I GO TO THE MARKET WITH MY WIFE, sometimes I don't.  There is good reason not to, as I am akin to a child in a candy store as I wander the aisles, spotting this goody and that goody, none of which I need, but all of which I have a hard time resisting.  One tries to be strong, you know, but then, there are those attractive cheese Danish, or the malted milk balls in the milk carton, or the inevitable bag of chips.  Oh hell, if the flesh is weak, the taste buds are downright cowardly.  I can resist anything but temptation, but there's always a struggle.  I have my strong days; I have my vulnerable days.  The problem with the strong days is the aftermath of that fortitude, as I'm leaving the store, getting into my car, and driving home.  “There is not any memory with less satisfaction,” wrote James Branch Cabell, “than the memory of some temptation we resisted.”  Yes, there's that.  Then there's the drool stains on my shirt.  

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Didn't Oscar Wilde also say "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it...." 😬

Reply to SallyK

Yes, he did say that...and he went to gaol for that philosophy.  


Hi Henry the temptation of snacks is always there especially when my wife gets home from shopping and the urge to sample what ever she decided to get, and all the while the dog is waiting for a taste also and drooling puddles on the floor. i think Carly Simon put it best in her song Anticipation.


I guess I'm fortunate to have a urostomy. Sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it. But, I have not had to change my diet at all. And I can still drink beer, liquor and pretty much a y thi g I want.  It would be difficult for me to change my diet. I really like food.


There's no temptation if you just eat what you want. 

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