Its 11:43 pm Thursday night and I'm laying across my bed thinking of a profile that I read today which touched me and I wanted to share it with you, my friends.
I will call him Angelo. He had cancer and this paved the road for his ostomy. The year 2008. After awakening from surgery, this resulted in a permanent ostomy that saved his life. He was then enlightened by his wife of thireteen years that she couldn't deal with a man with a bag, So she left him. Can you believe that, cruel huh!
Think back ostamates or have you forgot? I havent! His life was turned upside down, mentally and physically, not to mention he was now alone. Nine years later he's still alone, because he has an ostomy and can't find an accepting partner. We know how comfortable it is to be amongst those that have traveled the road that we have. So there's an understanding.
Prior to finding this site, the majority of us had no one to express ourselves to and for that matter to be understood. We live in a world that's not kind and some of us are not kind to one another which is horrible! Because we know how people alienate us as human beings. Not understanding that we are humans with feelings and did nothing but simply became ill. This illiness required surgery in order for us to to live. We are penalized for being in our current condition. I couldn't help but not to feel the cruelty that Angelo has endured.
Some of us have healed mentally and physically, but some have not. We all deal with our new plumbing differently simply because we don't think alike. Ostamates just think about Angelo and I'm sure there are others enduring similiar pain. Are we cruel to each other?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!