Happy Ostomy Song

Aug 10, 2023 6:59 pm

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there, we're as happy as can be. O-S-T-O-M-Y... Just like you and me. Ostomy... Ostomy...

Forever we will hold our heads up high... high... high.

(With apologies to Walt).

Aug 11, 2023 12:13 am

Oh Kay... tell us: Why are you happy?

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Aug 12, 2023 6:30 pm

Okay, Kay, tell us: Why are you unhappy?

Aug 15, 2023 6:28 am

Happy. A state of mind, I guess. 

I'm "happy" to have survived a major infection, surgery, pain. The tradeoff: This thing sticking out of my abdomen. How happy can one be with an ostomy, a stoma? 

So, I'm trying to convince myself to be happy. My wife is happy I recovered, but unhappy with my new normal. She doesn't want to see it or hear about it. But "it" cannot be ignored... sticking prominently out under my shirt. Every time I stare at myself in a mirror... I'm profoundly unhappy. Can't get it reversed. Mini volcanic hernia smoldering. Yep... happy happy. 

Oct 05, 2023 2:11 am

The Beachboy mind smolders... verse flares up... erupting onto the internet.

The other day

my wife asked me this...

Now that you're an Ostomate

What are the things you miss?

Miss? said I

Can't think of a thing

And if I had a soprano voice

my stoma's virtues I would sing

I'm really happy all day

Free as a chirpy bird

No longer do I rush

To sit and pass a turd

No, my love

No need for you to nag:

"Flush the toilet!"

Cuz I've got it in the bag.

Yes, my dear

My stoma gave me a clean slate

Got my life back

Cuz I'm a grateful Ostomate

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