Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Opus 2014-220: Healthy Insights: Stoma Saga, 1 of 7, Stoma? What’s a Stoma?

Do you know what a stoma is? 

If not, count your blessings.  You may also want to skip this series of posts. 

If you do know, are you slender, with little extra body fat?  Is your stoma standing straight and at attention?  Then most of what I am going to say will not be necessary for your happiness and comfort.

If you are having trouble with your stoma or know someone who is, I offer this in hopes that our journey may give you some insights on your own rough road.  The stoma I will be addressing is the result of the removal of the colon.  People with a stoma are on a bag.  It is technically called a “ileostomy” since your small intestine is labeled the ileum.  You can read about it on Wikipedia is you want.

We have moved to the second stage of our journey which produced a new type of stoma.  We are going through struggles on how to work with this one because it is totally different.  This made me think of the lessons we learned by trial and error on the first stoma and my attempts to get help in dealing with it.  Looking back I find that I either ran across answers for standard, low maintenance stomas or frustration with struggles with difficult stomas.  The first I didn’t need.  The second was a matter of sharing pain, not results.

The journey begins.

To be continued...

homo unius libri 

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