Rectal Stump Mucus
RECTAL STUMP MUCUS.
If there’s one thing’ gives me the hump.
It’s mucus from my rectal stump.
They did not tell me this would be.
A side–effect of ostomy.
With no faeces coming through.
No way did I expect this goo.
It is so inconvenient.
That I am still incontinent.
I thought that this would be all cured.
Once my ostomy matured.
However, it's not gone away.
And I fear it’s here to stay.
Sometimes brown and sometime white.
But mixed with blood is never right.
Then there’s yellow and there’s cream.
Which will flood out like a stream.
Sometimes it’s soft and sometimes hard.
Sometimes it’s slippery just like lard.
Occasionally I’ll get a chunk.
But mostly it will look like gunk.
At first I used to irrigate.
When it used to irritate.
But now that doesn’t work so well.
Although it minimises smell.
When I reflect I must admit.
I sometimes get fed up with it.
For I was not expecting this.
Every time I have a piss.
With the plugs and inco’ pads.
You’d think it would not feel so bad.
But I still moan and I will grump.
About the mucus from my stump.