Apr 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Since I’ve had an ostomy.

Many things occur to me.

I take each problem as they come.

Then try my best to solve each one.

A blockage is the kind of thing.

That my ostomy might bring.

It’s hard to know what causes it.

The ostomy or lumps of ** it.

As I like to keep control.

I put my finger in the hole.

And as my finger moves about.

I know my stoma inside out.

I had this pain and I was yelling.

For I found a fair sized swelling.

That was the blockage just inside.

So I pushed it to one side.

Then to keep it nice and snug.

I used my normal osto-plug.

Although these efforts are futile.

At least the pain went for a while.

But we all know that chronic pain.

Simply comes right back again.

Now I know what is involved.

I know the problem is not solved.

But when the pain is monumental.

Doing nothing’s detrimental.

But long before the surgeon acts.

I want to weigh up all the facts.

The lump that’s there and causes strife.

Eventually will need the knife.

But in those times when pain is gone.

I feel that I should soldier on.

B. Withers 2012

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Apr 28, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi Bill, that was brilliant. It describes all. I enjoyed reading. Do keep them coming as I love to read them. Take care, Ambies.

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May 01, 2012 12:49 am

Well done Bill.... Now, as for putting your finger in the hole, not a good idea as you might give birth to a foal. A baby horse is a foal??? LOL. I don't know why I said that!! It seemed to rhyme. Hahaha. Mooza

May 01, 2012 6:35 am
Mooza.I loved the concept of a foal.Emerging from that tiny hole.And there's not a doubt of course.We all knew it was a horse.Whilst this rhyme is on a role.We might mention vole or mole.For both these creature on the whole.Choose to dig themselves a hole.While we're on this rhyming theme.I have had this little scheme.I thought that if I had the time.I could always find a rhyme.I've searched my brain to choose a word.But I'm afraid Mooza's absurd.So I chose for you my friend.Not to rhyme it at the end. B. Withers
May 02, 2012 10:09 pm

Love it! I know we've all been there. Nicely done! :D

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May 10, 2012 6:12 am

Just been out of the hospital with an obstruction, it was very painful and plenty of tubes down my nose to the stomach. It was no fun to unblock, but you seem to manage with philosophy fine. Will look out for your posts, make me laugh. Thanks, Bill.

May 10, 2012 6:12 am

Sorry, look!

Yukon steve
May 11, 2012 5:52 pm

Great poem. Only one of us could think of it.

May 14, 2012 9:46 am

Dear Bill! I was blown away by your blog, never had a blockade, but an obstruction which ended in hospital. It is a terrible procedure to correct all. Felt sorry for the nurses who cleaned up the mess. But bubbles my stoma is happy again until next time, she is a little nervous now, I'll wait until she gets a bit older and wiser then read her, her rights. Ookee Dookee for now my osty pal xx

May 14, 2012 12:42 pm
HELLO EVERYONE,Thank you all for your comments. I'm not getting on here as much as I was but my thoughts continue to be with you all.Best wishesBill
May 15, 2012 6:14 am

Hey to all, wishing you a great day and night, whichever is applicable. Greetings Schnecke

Past Member
May 15, 2012 6:41 pm

Hi Schneck, love the name Bubbles. She lives up to her name. LOL. Take care, Ambies.