The definition of craving: desire for something. When I lucked up and found this site, I suppose that I was satisfying a craving that I had. That is, me searching for someone like myself, an ostomate. You know, someone that I can share my thoughts and opinions with, someone who totally understand the things that we all deal with on a daily basis. The people who currently surrounds me don't have a clue about us and our challenges outside of my family. So I didn't feel comfortable telling them anything about my condition.
I crave for my brother, who is no longer here and in fact was my best friend. I could tell him any and everything. Oh how I feel the void!! My mom once told me, "you're lucky if you find one friend in life," and how true she is. I do have one true friend that I've had the pleasure of knowing for 33 years. At times I crave for family and I'm blessed to still have my parents and two siblings. Although me and my siblings are not close, I still have them. I think of those who no longer have family left and oh how my heart aches for them!
I remember being at my great aunt's house and we both were staring out the window when my aunt commented on her neighbor named Mr. Murphy. She said, "he sure is a good looking man." I thought wow, she still look at men at her age, LOL. (she was 88 years old). I often wonder, is it because of craving that we all feel? Oh my goodness, there so many things I crave. Even a child craves. A child who has no siblings tend to have an imaginary friend. I don't know for sure but perhaps it's a craving for someone to play with them.
I crave for touch, sometime sex, food and other life pleasures. Sometimes I simply crave a hug good conversation. Other times, just to be told that I'm not in this thing alone. I still have those cravings? Isn't that a strange feeling?