Grateful for the Ostomy: Reflecting on Life's Blessings

Dec 27, 2017 11:11 pm

I'm just guessing we had some ostomy related situations over the last few days and might have even referred to it with a nasty inflection or two.  Sorry if that's the case and I hope we all had a happy Christmas and can have encouraging expectations for the new year.   I wonder how many of us wouldn't be here if not for that darn stoma.

Holiday blessings to all,


Dec 28, 2017 11:24 pm

I would be pushing up the daisies if not for the ol' stoma. 7 years of going to the store and never without "a bag"!

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Dec 29, 2017 12:32 am

Love your attitude.


Dec 29, 2017 8:46 am

Hello Mike and thanks for the kind thoughts.  Eating more than we 'normally' do can cause problems at this time of the year but hopefully, the indulgencies won't have to great a consequence that we wish we havdn't 'enjoyed' ourselves quite so much. 

Best wishes for the coming year.


Dec 31, 2017 12:50 am

Hi Bill. It just occurred to me that, if not for the ostomy, I would not have made your acquaintance. I would not have been the recipient of so much wisdom from you and so many kind, generous, caring, empathic and compassionate folks sharing this site. Thank you and thanks to all of you!

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Dec 31, 2017 9:09 am

Hello Mike. Thank you for your kind words.  If it was not for my stoma, I would not have moved from being 'disabled' to 'enabled'.

Best wishes