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Taking Care Of My Ostomy At Church.....

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:05 pm
A couple of weeks ago, just before the service was over, I went to the restroom because my bag was full and I didn't want to wait in line.  When I came in there were a couple of women in other stalls and as I sat there and opened up the bottom of my lock-n-roll bag, the women were washing up, chatting, and when they left they switched off the lights and it was REALLY dark.  

I sat there for a few moments holding up the end of the bag to keep it from draining, and thinking that church would surely be over soon, other women would come in, the lights would go on and I could finish my job without worrying about making a mess.  Nobody came.  It seemed like forever.

So, eventually I began to just let it drain, and somehow in the process, I began to laugh....almost out loud!  I was thinking just then how lucky I was that I wasn't blind, as well as having cancer, and an ileostomy.  I really couldn't stop laughing and thanking God!

I finished up the job,  pulled up my slacks, flushed and felt my way over to the light switches.  Of course I did go back into the stall to see if it was clean....and it was.  

I know that I may not ever be cured....but I am healed.  God is good!
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:58 am
what a great attitude!  you are so right..God IS good!
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:00 pm
Have either of you felt like God was trying to get your attention.. The was he sort of stopped my "life as usual" during my time of recovery it was almost like "Do I have your attention now?"  and "What I was trying to say, while you were to busy to listen was......"  This may sound strange  but being a few breaths away from dying He sure got my ATTENTION.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:55 am
AMEN and god bless you all. He works in misterious ways!
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:48 pm
I haven't felt like He was trying to "get my attention" so to speak.  I DO know that He has his reasons for all of this.  Just would be much easier if I knew what they were!                                  
Faith4Today wrote:
Have either of you felt like God was trying to get your attention.. The was he sort of stopped my "life as usual" during my time of recovery it was almost like "Do I have your attention now?"  and "What I was trying to say, while you were to busy to listen was......"  This may sound strange  but being a few breaths away from dying He sure got my ATTENTION.
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:24 pm
I love your attitude, brings a smile to my face.

                                 
sierragoldie wrote:
A couple of weeks ago, just before the service was over, I went to the restroom because my bag was full and I didn't want to wait in line.  When I came in there were a couple of women in other stalls and as I sat there and opened up the bottom of my lock-n-roll bag, the women were washing up, chatting, and when they left they switched off the lights and it was REALLY dark.  

I sat there for a few moments holding up the end of the bag to keep it from draining, and thinking that church would surely be over soon, other women would come in, the lights would go on and I could finish my job without worrying about making a mess.  Nobody came.  It seemed like forever.

So, eventually I began to just let it drain, and somehow in the process, I began to laugh....almost out loud!  I was thinking just then how lucky I was that I wasn't blind, as well as having cancer, and an ileostomy.  I really couldn't stop laughing and thanking God!

I finished up the job,  pulled up my slacks, flushed and felt my way over to the light switches.  Of course I did go back into the stall to see if it was clean....and it was.  

I know that I may not ever be cured....but I am healed.  God is good!
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